Papilio machaon
         
Swallowtail  
Le Machaon  
           
 
 
 
 
1] specimen of Papilio machaon - Pyrénées orientales (France) - 17/05/2012  
       
       
   
2] Var (France) - 12/04/2014   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] Pyrénées orientales alt.565m (France) - 10/03/2019   9] Var (France) - 25/04/2014  
       
       
   
10] Hautes Pyrénées (France) - 16/07/2013   11] same specimen as 10]  
       
       
   
12] female (above) and male while mating - Bouches-du-Rhône (France) - 29/07/2010   13] same scene as 12] (female above)
 
 
       
       
   
14] female laying on Daucus carota - Haute Saône (France) - 11/05/2009   15] female laying on Ruta angustifolia - Alpes maritimes (France) - 16/08/2013  
       
       
   
16] close-up of an egg laid on Daucus carota - Doubs (France) -30/08/2008   17] close-up of an egg laid on Foeniculum vulgare - Var (France) - 22/06/2012  
       
       
   
18] 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   19] 2-day old caterpillar (first instar) - Var (France) - 23/06/2012
 
 
       
       
   
20] young caterpillar (lenght : 5mm) - Var (France) - 26/06/2012   21] young caterpillar (lenght : 5mm) - Var (France) - 06/07/2013  
       
       
   
22] same specimen as 21]   23] young caterpillar - Var (France) - 28/06/2012  
       
       
   
24] same specimen as 23]   25] same specimen as 23]  
       
       
   
26] same specimen as 23] when eating Foeniculum vulgare
 
  27] dark larva (last but one instar) - Var (France) - 27/10/2013
 
 
       
       
   
28] same specimen as 27]   29] mature caterpillar - Haute Saône (France) - 13/06/2010  
       
       
   
30] mature caterpillar with amazing pattern devoid of black bands - Corse du sud (France) - 16/06/2014   31] mature caterpillar alt.1500m - Hautes Pyrénées (France) - 26/08/2014  
       
       
   
32] mature caterpillar - Haute Saône (France) - 29/08/2008   33] same specimen as 32] showing its osmeterium  
       
       
     
34] mature caterpillar on Daucus carota alt.1500m - Hautes Pyrénées - 10/08/2019      
       
       
   
35] chrysalis of Papilio machaon, green form - Var (France) - 07/06/2012   36] other chrysalis, green form - Var (France) - 07/06/2013
 
 
       
       
   
37] same chrysalis as 36]   38] other chrysalis, grey form - Var (France) - 27/10/2013  
       
       
   
39] other chrysalis, grey form - Var (France) - 27/10/2013   40] same chrysalis as 39]  
       
       
   
41]  dark grey chrysalis, which originated from the larva shown in picture 27]. The nymphal molting occured on the 16th of November - Var (France) - 17/11/2013   42] same chrysalis as 41]

 
 
       
       
       
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