Papilio machaon (Swallowtail, Schwalbenschwanz, Le Grand Porte-queue)

Papilio machaon, also called Swallowtail or Schwalbenschwanz is a great butterfly from the Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 6.5 – 7.5 cm the Swallowtail is one of the largest butterflies from Europe. It is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is yellow and black. Hind wings have tails. Papilio machaon has one of the largest distribution of PAPILINIDAE. In Holarctic (North Africa, Europe  and Asia) it is distributed.


Ecozone

The Swallowtail (Papilio machaon) is from Holarctic (North America, Europe and Asia), but you can find the whole article at Palaearctic (Europe).

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