In the Swallowtail family of butterflies, you will fine the common lime butterfly. The name comes from what its favorite host plants are, usually citrus. It looks a little different in that it doesn't have a prominent tail.
The Lime Butterfly is known to be in these locations in the world:
Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Iran, western and possibly eastern Afghanistan and western Pakistan. India and Nepal, Burma, Thailand, the Philippines, Kampuchea, southern China , Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Lord Howe's island), apparently Hawaii and possibly other Pacific Ocean islands. You will also find them in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico, for the Western Hemisphere.
These are just the main locations, but there are more. So as you can see it is one of the most widely distributed swallowtail in the world. The Lime butterfly has been shown to prefer streams and riverbeds, but can adapt to many surroundings.
This butterfly is a mud-puddler and loves to visit flowers. It basks with its wings held wide open on tufts of grass, herbs. It stays relatively low to the ground, and depends on flying away quickly when danger is near. It's favorite flowers to visit, are of the smaller herbs.