| Papilio machaon subsp. melitensis Linnaeus, 1758|
| Taxonomical Classification: Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Lepidoptera / Papilionidae |
| Maltese Swallowtail, Maltese old world swallowtail Farfett tal-fejġel|
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Wingspan 35-46mm. Produces 2 broods and sometimes a third. Male and female similar. The caterpillar feeds motly on rue (Ruta capensis) and fennel (Ferula communis and Foeniculum vulgare). The adult visits a number of species with long-tubed flowers and frequently sen on Anthyllis vulneraria s.l. This subspecies is endemic to the Maltese islands.
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