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Butterfly yellow wings with black vein markings, and a wingspan of 65–86 millimetres (2.6–3.4 in). 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.
This year I have seen them more often here in Belgium. These were atracted to a Butterfly-bush (Buddleja davidii), whose flowers are relished by several species of butterflies. Oud Heverlee.
Spotted on Jul 27, 2013
Submitted on Aug 15, 2013
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