Seq # 430020010

Papilio machaon Linnaeus, 1758 Species

Last modified: Aug. 14, 2018, 10:24 a.m.


A not so common species throughout Belgium. It was formerly more widespread. Most observations are in the south of the country. Near threatened.


Details

Classification
Family: Papilionidae > Subfamily: Papilioninae > Tribus: Papilionini > Genus: Papilio > Species: Papilio machaon
Vernacular names
Koninginnenpage (NL), The Swallowtail (EN), Machaon (FR), Schwalbenschwanz (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1837. Catalogue des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de la Belgique, précédé du tableau des Libellulines de ce pays. — — : 1–29. On page 15.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Egg


Caterpillar


Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year: from late April till the end of June, and from early July till the end of August.


Observed on

Host plant (species):
Peucedanum palustre, Angelica sylvestris and Daucus carota

The larva lives on several species of Umbelliferae, especially on Daucus carota.

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