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Giant Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilionidae) Facts And Image Gallery

Overview Of Swallowtail Butterfly

The butterfly is the flying insects and they have large scaly wings. Every Butterfly has a three body part and six jointed legs. Here In this article, You will see the Swallowtail Butterfly Facts and it’s images.

Swallowtail butterfly is a large colorful butterfly in the family Papilionidae. The family includes the largest butterflies in the world. This butterfly includes over 550 species. The formal name of this butterfly is Papilio and it is Latin word for “butterfly”.

These butterflies are classified in three subfamilies.

  • Baroniinae
  • Parnassiinae
  • Papilioninae

Swallowtail Butterfly Facts

Where does the swallowtail butterfly live?

The majority of swallowtail butterfly species are found in the tropics and subtropical regions between 20°N and 20°S. They are particularly found In Southeast Asia, and between 20°N and 40°N in East Asia.
Only 12 species of this butterflies are found in Europe. The only one species, Papilio Machaon is found in the British Isles.


This butterfly has a unique yellow and black striped markings on its wings and body. They are a potent flier and female butterflies have a brown or black wings. This swallowtail butterfly has a wingspan of 6.5 – 8.6 cm. 


Swallowtail butterfly life cycle

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Swallowtail butterfly food

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Mostly swallowtail butterfly species feed on different plants. They are depending on Aristolochiaceae, Annonaceae, Lauraceae, Umbelliferae (Apiaceae) and Rutaceae. They also eat parsley, dill, garden plants in the carrot family, fennel, manure, and mud.
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How long do swallowtail butterflies live for?

Usually, Swallowtail butterflies live about 10 to 12 days. Some butterfly can live up to 35 to 40 days.

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