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Swallowtail

Papilio machaon

Description:

Large, about 8 cm in wingspan, and attractive, mainly yellow butterfly from the family Papilionidae. Black markings on forewings, black and blue ones on hindwings. There are also protruding tails and red spots on hindwings.

Habitat:

Found on tops of Jura mountain, above the treeline, on montane pastures and rocky terrains.

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2 Comments

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 2 years ago

Thank you Brian; and I confirm their fast and nervous flight... But I must admit that this fella looked more than happy to "pose"; flying away and then landing again and again on the same heap of stones.

Brian38
Brian38 2 years ago

Great series Zlatan! They are such fast flyers and you were able to get several awesome shots.

Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

Spotted on Aug 26, 2019
Submitted on Aug 27, 2019

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