Full scientific name:
Iphiclides podalirius (Linnaeus, 1758)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
2-3 broods per year. Overwinters as pupa.
Distribution in Croatia
The entire territory. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
On the forewings’ upper side there are narrow and elongated tiger-like dark stripes, which are more slender and longer in comparison to the Papilio machaon and Papilio alexanor species. The hindwing’s underside has two thin dark stripes, with a small parallel stripe following the larger discal zone stripe. Along the S1-S4 zone’s edge, there are bluish lunules. The anal angle features an orange spot and a bluish lunules. The hindwing has an extended dark tail.
It has a characteristic flight like a glider.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Common on the flowering vegetation of meadows, bushes, and trees. From gardens to wild nature. Elevations: 0-1500m.