Butterfly from Baringo

Hello – I just received this picture taken near Lake Baringo by Moses Kandie who is a guide there. Thanks Moses for sending the picture. This is a Citrus Swallowtail (Papilio demodocus) – they are very common at the moment all over Kenya due to the rains. The flowers that it is feeding from are known as the Rosy Periwinkle – they originally come from Madagascar and have become very famous as they are a source of medicine for leukemia…

Citrus swallowtail butterfly
Citrus swallowtail butterfly

3 thoughts on “Butterfly from Baringo”

  1. Very nice photo. I find butterflies hard to photograph as they are always on the move. So this is a great shot!


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