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Swallowtail; Macaón

Papilio machaon


Big butterflies with yellow wings with black vein markings and with a wingspan ca. 65–86 mm. They can be 1 to 3 generations per year depending on the weather conditions of the year. Usually found in areas with big supply of flowers rich in nectar below 3000 m. high. An image of the larvae caterpillar can be seen in


Pine tree forest. Parque Nacional de Sierra de Guadarrama


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/500 sec., f/11, ISO Speed Rating: 400. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No Flash fired

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Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Lat: 40.75, Long: -4.08

Spotted on Jun 29, 2016
Submitted on Dec 16, 2016

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