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Swallowtail (Papilio machaon)

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Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Papilionidae (pap-ill-lee-ON-ih-dee) (Info)
Genus: Papilio (pap-ILL-ee-oh) (Info)
Species: machaon

Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Regional...

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Farmington, Maine
Halifax, Massachusetts
Craryville, New York
Southampton, New York

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Member Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral bonitin On Oct 24, 2006, bonitin from Gent
Belgium
(Zone 8a) wrote:

This butterfly is noted on the red list of endangered species in Belgium and the Netherlands.
It visited my tiny town garden in Gent Belgium on a hot july afternoon attracted by my Buddleia

Positive philomel On Aug 10, 2008, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenées
France
(Zone 8a) wrote:

This butterfly is also rare in the UK and has only one brood per year in northern europe. However, here in SW France they have 2 or even 3 broods a year. The caterpillars eat umbelliferous plants and are very fond of fennel, so that is a plant I am sowing and transplanting around the garden to ensure a good supply of food. The adults enjoy sunny places with nectar rich flowers such as buddleia and verbena bonariensis.


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