Full scientific name:
Papilio alexanor (Esper, 1799)
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Flight Period and Life Cycle
It seems 1 brood per year. Overwinters as pupa.
Distribution in Croatia
Far south only. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
The antennae’s tip is white, while the upper side of the forewings has two dark stripes and two dark spots. The underside of the hindwing has a long dark stripe and a short dark stripe in the discal zone near the cell edge, with yellow veins. Two spots, one blue and one red, are located at the anal angle. The submarginal zone has a dark bluish stripe. The hindwing has a dark tail.
Imago comes to feed with nectar at the same places at certain time intervals.
Caterpillar Host Plants
On the slopes and rocky terrains with bushes. Elevations: 0-800m.