Iphiclides padalirius - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

PAPILIONIDAE

Papilioninae

Las Descargues, May, 2007
Iphiclides padalirius Adult

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© Robin Howard

Iphiclides padalirius (Linnaeus, 1758)

Scarce Swallowtail
Le Flambé

Wingspan: 66-84mm

Imago: plurivoltine - March-September. Recorded from flower meadows and clearings in open woodland.

Larva: feeds on various trees and shrubs, Crataegus, Prunus, Pyrus, Malus etc. Overwinters as a pupa.

 

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