Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Arthropoda > Class: Insecta > Order: Lepidoptera > Family: Papilionidae > Genus: Papilio > Species: Papilio hospiton

Corsican Swallowtail - Papilio hospiton Géné, 1839

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Mediterranean - Poor
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 4 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 66 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • heathland and shrub
May also occur in
  • grassland
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code 1055


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ITB034004 Italy Corru S'Ittiri, stagno di S. Giovanni e Marceddì Map
FR9402002 France Forêt Territoriale de Rospa-Sorba (partie sud-est) Map
ITB012211 Italy Isola Rossa - Costa Paradiso Map
ITB022212 Italy Supramonte di Oliena, Orgosolo e Urzulei - Su Sercone Map
ITB021107 Italy Monte Albo Map
ITB043032 Italy Isola di Sant'Antioco, Capo Sperone Map
FR9400591 France Plateau de Pertusato/ Bonifacio et îles Lavezzi Map
ITB010042 Italy Capo Caccia (con le isole Foradada e Piana) e Punta del Giglio Map
FR9400576 France Massif montagneux du Cinto Map
ITB040024 Italy Isola Rossa e Capo Teulada Map
FR9400574 France Porto/Scandola/Revellata/Calvi/Calanches de Piana (zone terrestre et marine) Map
ITB023037 Italy Costa e Entroterra di Bosa, Suni e Montresta Map
FR9400594 France Sites à Anchusa crispa de l'embouchure du Rizzanese et d'Olmeto Map
FR9400599 France Strettes de St Florent Map
ITB011102 Italy Catena del Marghine e del Goceano Map
ITB010006 Italy Monte Russu Map
FR9400600 France Crêtes de Teghime-Poggio d'Oletta Map
FR9400570 France Agriates Map
FR9402005 France Chataîgneraies et ruiseaux de Castagniccia Map
FR9402001 France Campomoro-Senetosa Map
ITB011113 Italy Campo di Ozieri e Pianure Comprese tra Tula e Oschiri Map
ITB040031 Italy Monte Arcuentu e Rio Piscinas Map
ITB041111 Italy Monte Linas - Marganai Map
FR9402012 France Capo di feno Map
ITB011109 Italy Monte Limbara Map
FR9400593 France Roccapina-Ortolo Map
FR9400607 France Baie de San Ciprianu : étangs d'Arasu et îles San Ciprianu et ilot Cornuta Map
ITB043056 Italy Giara di Siddi Map
ITB013048 Italy Piana di Ozieri, Mores, Ardara, Tula e Oschiri Map
FR9400583 France Forêt de l'Ospedale Map
FR9400595 France Iles Sanguinaires, plage de Lava et Punta Pellusella Map
ITB013044 Italy Capo Caccia Map
FR9400580 France Marais del Sale, zones humides périphériques et forêt littorale de Pinia Map
FR9400573 France Massif du San Pedrone (Castagniccia) Map
FR9400606 France Pinarellu : dunes et étangs de Padulatu et Padulatu Tortu Map
ITB020012 Italy Berchida e Bidderosa Map
ITB041106 Italy Monte dei Sette Fratelli e Sarrabus Map
ITB020041 Italy Entroterra e zona costiera tra Bosa, Capo Marargiu e Porto Tangone Map
FR9400610 France Embouchure du Taravo, plage de Tenutella et étang de Tanchiccia Map
ITB043054 Italy Campidano Centrale Map
FR9400611 France Massif du Renoso Map
ITB043055 Italy Monte dei Sette Fratelli Map
FR9400592 France Ventilegne-la Trinite de Bonifacio-Fazzio Map
ITB021101 Italy Altopiano di Campeda Map
FR9400582 France Plateau du Coscione et massif de l'Incudine Map
ITB010004 Italy Foci del Coghinas Map
ITB020014 Italy Golfo di Orosei Map
FR9400579 France Monte d'Oro / Vizzavona Map
ITB023050 Italy Piana di Semestene, Bonorva, Macomer e Bortigali Map
FR9400588 France Suberaie de Ceccia/Porto-Vecchio Map
FR9400575 France Caporalino Monte Sant Angelo di Lano-Pianu Maggiore Map
FR9400603 France Rivière de la Solenzara Map
ITB041105 Italy Foresta di Monte Arcosu Map
ITB030032 Italy Stagno di Corru S'Ittiri Map
FR9400572 France Mucchiatana Map
FR9400584 France Marais de Lavu Santu et littoral de Fautea Map
FR9400577 France Rivière et vallée du Fango Map
ITB031104 Italy Media Valle del Tirso e Altopiano di Abbasanta - Rio Siddu Map
FR9400609 France Iles et pointe Bruzzi, étangs de Chevanu et d'Arbitru Map
FR9400578 France Massif du Rotondo Map
ITB033036 Italy Costa di Cuglieri Map
ITB021103 Italy Monti del Gennargentu Map
FR9400590 France Tre Padule de Suartone, Rondinara Map
ITB010008 Italy Arcipelago La Maddalena Map
ITB010043 Italy Coste e Isolette a Nord Ovest della Sardegna Map
FR9400598 France Massif du Tenda et forêt de Stella Map

Protected sites

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Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora - consolidated version 01/01/2007 (EU Habitats Directive)
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention)

Resolution No. 6 (1998) of the Bern Convention lists the species requiring specific habitat conservation measures [and the designation of Areas of Special Conservation Interest (ASCIs) forming for the Emerald network]
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
Commission regulation (EU) No 1320/2014, of 1 December 2014, amending Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (EU regulation of trade of fauna and flora)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Corsicaanse koninginnepage Dutch Van Swaay, C.A.M. & Warren, M.S.
Corsican Swallowtail English EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Korsikansk svalehale Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Korsischer Schwalbenschwanz German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
le Porte-queue de Corse French Van Swaay, C.A.M. & Warren, M.S.
Macaón de Córcega Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Porte-queue de Corse French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
No synonyms available.

Other resources

Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS search Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
Species+ Species+ by UNEP-WCMC
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

4 items found, displaying all items.1
Released Coverage Envelope File
2013-12-04 Italy 3rd Italian national report 2013 IT_species_reports.xml
2013-09-18 France Rapport France 2013 FR_species_reports.xml
2008-03-05 Italy Italy Papilio hospiton
2008-02-28 France rapport France Papilio hospiton
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