Papilio machaon melitensis  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Lepidoptera / Papilionidae
Maltese Swallowtail     Farfett tal-Fejġel
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Wingspan 35-46mm. Produces 2 broods and sometimes a third. 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 is frequently seen on Anthyllis vulneraria s.l. This subspecies is endemic to the Maltese islands.

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