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British Butterflies: Swallowtail (Papilio machaon britannicus)

February 13, 2011

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Taxonomic classification Kingdom           Animalia Phylum             Arthropoda Class                Insecta Order                Lepidoptera Family               Papilionidae Genus               Papilio Species             machaon Subspecies:      britannicus Introduction Of the twelve European representatives of the family Papilionidae, Papilio machaon subsp. britannicus (Seitz, 1907; The British Swallowtail) is the only U.K. endemic1,2. P. machaon subsp. britannicus is not only the largest butterfly […]