Papilio constantinus

Constantine's Swallowtail

Basic Information

General information

Family: “Papilionidae”
Sub Family: “Papilioninae”
Estimated Lifespan 13 Days

Garden Specific Information

Estimated Number In Flight: 3
Total Number of Pupae Received: 1339
First Flown On: 10/14/02
Last Flown On: 06/17/22

Species Range:

  • “Africa”

Host plants:

  • Clausema spp.
  • Teclea spp.
  • T. trifoliatum

Food Source

Constantine's Swallowtails are flower nectar feeders.


This butterfly can be found in coastal forests.

Life history

Eggs are laid singly on the hostplant.


Adults can be found flying during warmer months, peaking from November to February.