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Old World Swallowtail / Lastin rep

Papilio machaon

Description:

The imago typically has yellow wings with black vein markings, and a wingspan of 65 - 86 mm. The hind wings 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.

Habitat:

It occurs throughout the Palearctic region in Europe and Asia; it also occurs across North America, and thus, is not restricted to the Old World, despite the common name.

Notes:

Other names: Common yellow swallowtail or simply the swallowtail (a common name applied to all members of the family).

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30 Comments (1–25)

injica
injica 5 years ago

Definitely is ;)

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 5 years ago

beautiful butterfly!

injica
injica 5 years ago

;D maybe they are just starting in the morning and then vodka strikes the best ;D

Tiz
Tiz 5 years ago

Haha! That is an odd saying for being Russian... I thought they got smarter when drinking Vodka in the evening...

injica
injica 5 years ago

I see that you become very wise in the morning ;D ha ha ha now I understand the old Russian saying: morning is always smarter than the evening ;) Tina prove it ;D

Tiz
Tiz 5 years ago

Yep, you have plenty of options :) Just a reminder, a master is someone who does something with a masterpiece... :D

injica
injica 5 years ago

Ha ha ha good idea, or some draft for needlepoint ;)

Tiz
Tiz 5 years ago

Well, at least a canvas for your granny :)

injica
injica 5 years ago

Tnx Tina, didn't have anything in mind..what are you suggesting? ;)

Tiz
Tiz 5 years ago

I hope you remember to do something nice with this picture, because it is very artistic!

injica
injica 6 years ago

Thank you Mark! Tnx ramyabharatha ;)

ramyabharatha123
ramyabharatha123 6 years ago

Lovely...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Super shot.

injica
injica 6 years ago

Thank you :)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

Beautiful :)

injica
injica 6 years ago

Thank you :)

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 6 years ago

nice one injica

injica
injica 6 years ago

Thank you all: sklohi, dotun, Jakubko and Ali! ;) I am glad you like my spotting!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 6 years ago

Awesome !

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

Beautiful!

dotun55
dotun55 6 years ago

Nice light and background. Great photo!

sklohi
sklohi 6 years ago

Sweet

sklohi
sklohi 6 years ago

Awesome

sklohi
sklohi 6 years ago

Cool

injica
injica 6 years ago

I know but then again, I went with my friend in the marsh 3 days ago and there were millions of them but hungry enough to constantly eat and fly and didn't see any stopping anywhere! ah..they are just tricky always no matter where! ;)

injica
Spotted by
injica

Croatia

Lat: 45.07, Long: 13.65

Spotted on Jul 19, 2013
Submitted on Jul 19, 2013

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