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Old world swallowtailSpecial purpose crops pest
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Old world swallowtail adult
Old world swallowtail
Lepidoptera, Papilionidae

О Scientific name: Papilio machaon Linnaeus
О English name: old world swallowtail
О Size: The length of wings 36∼59㎜
О Host: coastal hog fennel, angelica, siler divaricata, Korean Angelica, carrot, dog's-tooth violet, water parsley and more.
О Distribution: Korea, Europe, Central Asia, China, Himalaya and more.
 
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old world swallowtail pupa
Its body and wings are yellow with black lines. It looks similar to a tiger swallowtail but the color of yellow is more vivid and there are no black lines under the front wings. It is light black under the front wings.  Old world swallowtail appears twice a year around May to June, and July to August. It appears in April in the warm place. You can see it from flatland and the top of highlands.
 
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Old world swallowtail larva
Old world swallowtail larva eats Angelica, water parsley, cones of water parsley and more. Unlike the larva of a tiger swallowtail, It has the black horizontal pattern with red dots in a row that it is beautiful. Moreover, it gives orange osmeterium. It stays the coldest season as a pupa. 
 
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old world swallowtail young larva
 
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old world swallowtail young larva
  You can see old world swallowtails sucking honey from flowers of Korean early lilac, azalea, dog's-tooth violet, false spiraea and more. It has a habit of sunbathing on the dry grass of the sunny place during the morning while spreading the wings [Text source: Doosan encyclopedia].
 
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Damaged coastal hog fennel by old world swallowtail larva
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Damaged fennel by old world swallowtail larva
Translated by Sunyoung Cho
Photo by Teokgi Park



 

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