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

PAPILIONIDAE

Papilioninae

Las Descargues, 30 July 2015
Papilio machaon Adult

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© Robin Howard

Papilio machaon Linnaeus, 1758

Swallowtail
Le Machaon

Wingspan: 66-84mm

Imago: plurivoltine - February-October. Flower meadows and open woodland clearings.

Larva: polyphagous on herbaceous plants. Overwinters as a pupa.

 

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