Papilio machaon
         
Swallowtail  
Le Machaon  
           
 
 
 
 
1] specimen of Papilio machaon - Pyrénées orientales (France) - 17/05/2012  
       
       
   
2] Haute Saône (France) - 11/05/2009   3] Aude (France) - 22/05/2009  
       
       
   
4] same specimen as 3]   5] Doubs (France) - 03/07/2010  
       
       
   
6] Var (France) - 09/05/2013   7] specimen with darker yellow - Var (France) - 10/05/2013  
       
       
   
8] Hautes Pyrénées (France) - 16/07/2013   9] same specimen as 8]  
       
       
   
10] female (above) and male while mating - Bouches-du-Rhône (France) - 29/07/2010   11] same scene as 10] (female above)
 
 
       
       
   
12] female laying on Daucus carota - Haute Saône (France) - 11/05/2009   13] female laying on Ruta angustifolia - Alpes maritimes (France) - 16/08/2013  
       
       
   
14] close-up of an egg laid on Daucus carota - Doubs (France) -30/08/2008   15] close-up of an egg laid on Foeniculum vulgare - Var (France) - 22/06/2012  
       
       
   
16] close-up of a newly-emerged larva ; as soon as it hatched, the tiny caterpillar started to eat the wall of the empty egg - Var (France) - 23/06/2012   17] 2-day old caterpillar (first instar) - Var (France) - 23/06/2012
 
 
       
       
   
18] young caterpillar (lenght : 5mm) - Var (France) - 26/06/2012   19] young caterpillar (lenght : 5mm) - Var (France) - 06/07/2013  
       
       
   
20] same specimen as 19]   21] young caterpillar - Var (France) - 28/06/2012  
       
       
   
22] same specimen as 21]   23] same specimen as 21]  
       
       
   
24] same specimen as 21] when eating Foeniculum vulgare
 
  25] dark larva (last but one instar) - Var (France) - 27/10/2013  
       
       
   
26] same specimen as 25]   27] mature caterpillar - Haute Saône (France) - 13/06/2010  
       
       
   
28] mature caterpillar - Haute Saône (France) - 29/08/2008   29] same specimen as 28] showing its osmeterium  
       
       
   
30] chrysalis of Papilio machaon, green form - Var (France) - 07/06/2012   31] other chrysalis, green form - Var (France) - 07/06/2013
 
 
       
       
   
32] same chrysalis as 31]   33] other chrysalis, grey form - Var (France) - 27/10/2013  
       
       
   
34] other chrysalis, grey form - Var (France) - 27/10/2013   35] same chrysalis as 34]  
       
       
   
36]  dark grey chrysalis, which originated from the larva shown in picture 25]. The nymphal molting occured on the 16th of November - Var (France) - 17/11/2013   37] same chrysalis as 36]

 
 
       
       
       
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