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Old World Swallowtail - Papilio machaon - butterfly - Swallowtail butterflies
Old World Swallowtail - Papilio machaon - butterfly - Swallowtail butterflies


Papilio machaon
Papilio machaon
Old World Swallowtail - Papilio machaon - front view
Old World Swallowtail - Papilio machaon - front view
Old World Swallowtail - Papilio machaon - side face
Old World Swallowtail - Papilio machaon - side face
Old World Swallowtail in flight
Old World Swallowtail in flight
Swallowtail butterfly Papilio machaon taking off
Swallowtail butterfly Papilio machaon taking off
Head of Old World Swallowtail
Head of Old World Swallowtail

Papilio (Papilio) machaon
Subspecies60
Common namesSwallowtail, Old World Swallowtail, Common Yellow Swallowtail, Artemisia Swallowtail, International Swallowtail, Northern Swallowtail
German namesSchwalbenschwanz
Dutch namesKoninginnenpage, Koninginnepage
Danish namesSvalehale
Finnish namesRitariperhonen
Norwegian namesSvalestjert
Swedish namesMakaonfjäril, Riddarfjäril
Spanish namesOjo de golondrina, Makaon, Macaon, Macaón
Italian namesMacaone
French namesMachaon, Grand Porte-Queue, Le, Le Grand Porte-Queue
AuthorCarl von Linné (Carl Nilsson Linnæus), 1758
Distribution
Continents:

America
North America
Canada (Alberta, British Columbia), USA (Colorado, Alaska, California, Arizona, Montana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Mexico, Washington, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nevada, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota), Mexico, Rocky Mountains
South America
Brazil
Caribbean
Caribbean islands (Antilles (Greater Antilles (Jamaica)))
Eurasia
Europe
North Europe (British Isles (United Kingdom (Great Britain (England (South England (Southeast England (Kent, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, Sussex (East Sussex, West Sussex), Surrey county), Southwest England (Wiltshire)), East England (Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire (Cambridge)), English Midlands (East Midlands (Northamptonshire))), Scotland)), Ireland), Germany (West Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia)), Scandinavia (Norway (Vestfold, Aust-Agder, Vest-Agder, Akershus, Buskerud, Nordland, Oslo, Rogaland, Telemark, Hedmark, Sogn and Fjordane, Østfold), Sweden, Denmark), Fennoscandia (Finland (Åland Islands)), Baltic region (Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania))), West Europe (Austria, France (South France (Corsica, Occitania (Midi-Pyrenees))), Switzerland (Lake Geneva region (Vaud)), Benelux (Belgium (Flanders (Antwerp)), Netherlands, Luxembourg), Liechtenstein, Pyrenees), South Europe (Italy (Italy Islands (Sardinia)), Iberian Peninsula (Spain (South Spain (Andalusia)), Portugal, Andorra), Monaco), Central Europe (Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic (Moravia, Bohemia), Slovakia), Southeast Europe (Romania, Yugoslavia (Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia (Republic of Macedonia), Serbia and Montenegro (Serbia), Bosnia and Herzegovina), Bulgaria, Greece (Aegean Islands (Crete)), Albania, Moldova), East Europe (Ukraine, Belarus), Malta
Asia
South Asia (Nepal, India (North India (Jammu and Kashmir (Kashmir))), Afghanistan, Pakistan), Far East (East Asia (China, Taiwan, Japan, Mongolia, Korea (North Korea, South Korea)), Southeast Asia (Philippines, Indochinese Peninsula (Vietnam (North Vietnam)), Myanmar)), West Asia (Near East (Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Iraq, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Saudi Arabia), Palestine), Central Asia (Tajikistan, Turkestan (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan)), North Asia
Caucasus
Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan
Russia
European Russia (North European Russia (Leningrad Oblast)), Siberia (Russian Far East (Sakhalin Oblast (Sakhalin)))
Africa
North Africa
Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco
Central Africa
Congo
Oceania
Polynesia
Norfolk Island


Ecozones:

Holarctic
Nearctic
Palaearctic
West Palaearctic


Distribution by Synonymus:
Papilio machaon dodi   Alberta
Papilio joanae   Kentucky
Papilio hippocrates   Philippines
Papilio joanae   Arkansas, Missouri, central USA
Papilio machaon dodi   Ab
Papilio joanae   MO
Papilio machaon dodi   northern Great Plains
Papilio joanae   Ozark region
CountriesAfghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, USA, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
Links and ReferencesPapilio machaon in itis.gov
Papilio machaon in leps.it
Papilio machaon in dyntaxa.se
Papilio machaon in Wikipedia (English)

Description of images / photos
Photography with Cameras
Nikon D3x, Nikon D300, Canon 50D
Image editing with Photoshop
1. Old World Swallowtail - Papilio machaon - butterfly - Swallowtail butterflies
2. Papilio machaon
3. Old World Swallowtail - Papilio machaon - front view
4. Old World Swallowtail - Papilio machaon - side face
5. Old World Swallowtail in flight
6. Swallowtail butterfly Papilio machaon taking off
7. Head of Old World Swallowtail
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Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderHolometabola
Holometabolous Insects
OrderLepidoptera
Lepidopterans, Butterflies and Moths
SuborderGlossata
InfraorderHeteroneura
SectionCossina
SubsectionBombyces
SuperfamilyPapilionoidea
True butterflies, Butterflies
FamilyPapilionidae
Swallowtail Butterflies, Parnassian Butterflies, Parnassians and Swallowtails, Swallowtails, Parnassians, Apollos, Swallowtails and apollos
SubfamilyPapilioninae
Swallowtails
TribePapilionini
Fluted Swallowtails
GenusPapilio
Swallowtails, Chilasa, Princeps, Eleppone
SubgenusPapilio
Swallowtails, Chilasa, Princeps, Eleppone
Speciesmachaon
Papilio machaon
Swallowtail, Old World Swallowtail, Common Yellow Swallowtail, Artemisia Swallowtail, International Swallowtail, Northern Swallowtail
AuthorLinnaeus, 1758
 
Synonyms
Papilio aliaska
Papilio asterius var. utahensis
Papilio bairdii
Papilio brucei
Papilio gorganus
Papilio hippocrates
Papilio hippocrates var. oregonia
Papilio hollandii
Papilio hookeri
Papilio hudsonianus
Papilio joanae
Papilio joannisi
Papilio ladakensis
Papilio machaon
Papilio machaon ab. niger
Papilio machaon ab. nigrofasciata
Papilio Machaon aestivus
Papilio machaon alpherakyi
Papilio machaon alpica
Papilio machaon bajorum
Papilio Machaon bimaculatus
Papilio Machaon centralis
Papilio machaon chinensomandschuriensis
Papilio machaon chishimana
Papilio machaon chitralensis
Papilio machaon chrysostoma
Papilio machaon dodi
Papilio machaon emihippocrates
Papilio machaon f. archias
Papilio machaon f. chrysostoma
Papilio machaon gorganus
Papilio machaon hieromax
Papilio machaon hispanicus
Papilio machaon impugnatus
Papilio machaon intacta
Papilio machaon joannisi
Papilio machaon kiyonobu
Papilio machaon lapponica
Papilio machaon machaon
Papilio machaon machaon maxima
Papilio machaon mauretanica
Papilio machaon maxima gen.aest. angulata
Papilio machaon melitensis
Papilio machaon minschani
Papilio machaon nolico
Papilio machaon orientalis
Papilio machaon orientis
Papilio Machaon pendjabensis
Papilio machaon petersii
Papilio machaon proximus
Papilio machaon rinpoche
Papilio machaon rustaveli
Papilio machaon schantungensis
Papilio machaon septentrionalis
Papilio machaon sikkimensides
Papilio machaon sphyrus
Papilio machaon sylvia
Papilio machaon var. aestivus
Papilio machaon var. asiatica
Papilio machaon var. asiatica ab. caerulescens
Papilio machaon var. asiatica ab. djezïrensis
Papilio machaon var. aurantiaca
Papilio machaon var. centralis
Papilio machaon var. marginalis
Papilio machaon var. mauretanica
Papilio machaon var. micado
Papilio machaon var. montanus
Papilio machaon var. pendjabensis
Papilio machaon venchuanus
Papilio machon
Papilio machon everesti
Papilio oregonius
Papilio petersii
Papilio ptersii
Papilio sikkimensis
Papilio sphyrus
Papilio utahensis
 
Subspecies
Papilio machaon aestivalis
Papilio machaon aestivus
Papilio machaon aliaska
Papilio machaon alpherakyi
Papilio machaon alpica
Papilio machaon asiatica
Papilio machaon asterius
Papilio machaon bairdii
Papilio machaon bajorum
Papilio machaon bimaculatus
Papilio machaon brevicauda
Papilio machaon britannicus
Papilio machaon brucei
Papilio machaon centralis
Papilio machaon chinensis
Papilio machaon chitralensis
Papilio machaon chrysostoma
Papilio machaon dodi
Papilio machaon emihippocrates
Papilio machaon gorganus
Papilio machaon hieromax
Papilio machaon hippocrates
Papilio machaon hispanicus
Papilio machaon hollandii
Papilio machaon hospiton
Papilio machaon hudsonianus
Papilio machaon impugnatus
Papilio machaon joanae
Papilio machaon kamtschadalus
Papilio machaon kaolimachaon
Papilio machaon kiyonobu
Papilio machaon machaon
Papilio machaon mandschuriensis
Papilio machaon marbelliensis
Papilio machaon mauretanicus
Papilio machaon melitensis
Papilio machaon muetingi
Papilio machaon nolico
Papilio machaon oregonia
Papilio machaon oregonius
Papilio machaon orientalis
Papilio machaon orientis
Papilio machaon pikei
Papilio machaon rinpoche
Papilio machaon rustaveli
Papilio machaon sachalinensis
Papilio machaon saharae
Papilio machaon schantungensis
Papilio machaon septentrionalis
Papilio machaon sibiricus
Papilio machaon sikkimensides
Papilio machaon sikkimensis
Papilio machaon sylvia
Papilio machaon sylvina
Papilio machaon sylvinus
Papilio machaon syriacus
Papilio machaon urupensis
Papilio machaon venchuanus
Papilio machaon verityi
Papilio machaon vernus
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