Swallowtail (Papilio machaon)

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

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

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

Members' Notes:

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Positive

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.

Neutral

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