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Saving butterflies, moths and our environment

The Papilionidae family
(Swallowtails)

All the pictures of British Swallowtails shown on the Sightings page

Links to species on this page. . .
Photo Library Index



Species Name

Scientific Name

Branch Status

56.003 BF1539 - Swallowtail

Papilio machaon
sub-species britannicus

Non-resident

Swallowtail 2006 - Ian Hardy

Strumpshaw 2nd generation 2006
© photo: Ian Hardy

Swallowtail 2006 - Liz Goodyear

Swallowtail 2006 - Liz Goodyear

Swallowtail 2006 - Liz Goodyear

Horning Village 2006
© photo: Liz Goodyear
Horning Village 2006
© photo: Liz Goodyear
Horning Village 2006
© photo: Liz Goodyear

Swallowtail 2006 - Andrew Middleton

Swallowtail 2003 - Nick Sampford

Swallowtail 2006 - Steve Lane

Strumpshaw Fen RSPB Reserve 2006
© photo: Andrew Middleton
Strumpshaw Fen
© photo: Nick Sampford
Strumpshaw Fen RSPB Reserve 2006
© photo: Steve Lane
Swallowtail 2003 - Nick Sampford Swallowtail 2003 - Nick Sampford Swallowtail 2003 - Nick Sampford Swallowtail 2003 - Nick Sampford

Strumpshaw Fen
© photo: Nick Sampford

Strumpshaw Fen
© photo: Nick Sampford

Strumpshaw Fen
© photo: Nick Sampford

Strumpshaw Fen
© photo: Nick Sampford

The British sub-species britannicus is restricted to the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads. There are occasional reports along the south coast of England of the continental sub-species gorganus, which is known to migrate (Sawford, 1987)


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