Full scientific name:
Papilio machaon (Linnaeus, 1758)
Obični lastin rep
Flight Period and Life Cycle
3 broods per year. Overwinters as pupa.
Distribution in Croatia
The entire territory. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
There is a dark stripe in submarginal zone of the forewing. The veins on the underside of the wings are dark. On the hindwing’s submarginal zone, there is a bluish stripe with reddish spots. Additionally, the anal angle contains a red and a blue spot. The hindwing has a dark tail.
While feeding on the nectar of the flower, it flaps the wings.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Common on the flowering vegetation of meadows, bushes, and trees. From gardens to wild nature. Elevations: 0-1700m.