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Old World swallowtail (Μαχάωνας)

Papilio machaon

Description:

This butterfly is present throughout the entire Palearctic region, the imago typically has yellow wings with black vein markings, and a wingspan of 65–86 millimetres. The hindwings of both sexes have a pair of protruding tails which give the butterfly its common name from the resemblance to the birds of the same name. Just below each tail is a red eye spot. The pictured Machaon butterfly was spotted in Tzoumerka mountains, Epirus region, Greece.



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Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Ηπείρου - Δυτικής Μακεδονίας, Greece

Lat: 39.37, Long: 21.18

Spotted on Aug 29, 2016
Submitted on Nov 2, 2016

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