Papilionidae: Papilioninae

1539 (ABH56.003) Swallowtail Papilio machaon, Linnaeus, 1758

KR06960

Bure Marshes, Norfolk Broads
Bure Marshes, Norfolk Broads
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Bure Marshes, Norfolk Broads
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

This species, which used to be found at Wicken Fen, is now only found in the Norfolk Broads.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: M: 76-83mm, F: 86-93mm
Foodplant(s): Milk-parsley (Peucedanum palustre)
Flying: Two generations, late May-early July and August
UK Presence: Resident

Habitat

Open fens and marshes.

Regional Information

Recorded in 8 (3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 1991

Recorded date range (Adult): 09 June to 11 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 04 July to 05 July



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, black, yellow, white
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5