Swallowtail (Papilio machaon ssp. melitensis)

A common species with an 8.5cm wingspan, its larvae feed on Fennel and Rue. Weather permitting up to 3 broods are produced in a year. This species is found throughout the Palearctic region and is widespread in Europe. In Malta, it has been identified as an endemic subspecies Papilio machaon ssp. melitensis.

papilio machaon ssp. melitensis