Southern festoon - Zerynthia polyxena


Family: Papilionidae

Flight Time: March-July

Size: 60-80mm

Altitude: 0-1700m

Similar to the Spanish festoon. This one is lacking the red forewing spots of the Spanish festoon.

This pictures were taken in Hungary 2006 by Mark Ogden.


Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution



Hot, dry grassy places

Southern festoon distribution.


Early Stages


  Southern festoon larva  


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