Duponchel (1832) - North Africa, Spain, SW France, Italy.
In Nordic region only confused with Svalehale (Papilio machaon) [Swallowtail ~ Macaón ~ Makaonfjäril] but is paler and has a black-and-yellow streaked 'vertical' pattern on the forewing and longer tails and the red spots along the inner margin not being limited by black on the proximal side.
C and S Europe, N Africa, eastwards across Asia Minor and Transcaucasia as far as the Arabian Peninsula, Pakistan, India and western China.
Farmland/cultivated land with large variation, orchards/fruit-trees, river valleys, but also gardens and parks with suited plants.
Uni, bi or trivoltine depending on locality and altitude.
Accidental visitor to Denmark, Sweden and Finland. Observations through the years have traditionally been treated as imported animals (fruit-trees), but due to climate changes some of the later observations, this millennium, are expected to be of spontaneous origin.