Larva on ivy

Larva on ivy

Observation - Larva on ivy - UK and Ireland. Description: First five pictures taken 29-30 October. Next two (with ruler and bit of thumb) taken 29 January. Next one (on shiny ivy leaf) on 4th March (at least one shed skin later). Next two (leaf and ruler + in air over leaf) taken 6th May. Picture of pupa tak

First five pictures taken 29-30 October. Next two (with ruler and bit of thumb) taken 29 January. Next one (on shiny ivy leaf) on 4th March (at least one shed skin later). Next two (leaf and ruler + in air over leaf) taken 6th May.
Picture of pupa taken 7th June.

Has now (1st July) eclosed and is indeed Swallow-tailed Moth. Pictures of imago and pupal exuvia taken on 1st July