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Butterflies - Swallowtail (Papilio machaon)

Several records... all probably the result of accidental escape/release by local breeders.

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Vagrant in Warwickshire.


Find out more about the Swallowtail online at the following links;

Flight Chart
The flight chart below is based on observations of the adult Swallowtail butterfly in Warwickshire between 2005 and 2008. Peak periods are shown in dark green.

Swallowtail Flight Chart

Distribution Maps

Swallowtail - 2011 records / distribution. Swallowtail - 2010 records / distribution. Swallowtail - 2000 to 2009 records / distribution.
2011 (1yr) 2010 (1yr) 2000-09 (10yr)

SwallowtailSwallowtail © Steven Cheshire - Female, Norfolk

Other Species

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