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Old World Swallow Tail

Papilio machaon

Description:

Same butterfly species as in previous spotting, just to show the upper part.

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14 Comments

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Thanks dotun55: this one is a bit less easy to find and photograph, at least in my area (Belgium). This year was an unusually good summer and we could see many more butterflies like this one around..I hope next year will also be like that :-)

dotun55
dotun55 7 years ago

Good to see

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Thanks turqouisekillerwhale! :-)

Kira M
Kira M 7 years ago

That's beautiful! And I completely agree with Suzanne Monk.

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Many thanks for your kind words, Suzanne!

suzmonk
suzmonk 7 years ago

Wowza. Let me add my voice to the din ... what beautiful butterfly photos you've been taking lately!

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Thanks Sarala and the others!
Is another beauty I was anxious to photograph but that until now had proved very elusive to me :-)

Very nice

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Thanks, MartinH :-)

MartinH
MartinH 7 years ago

Beautiful!

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Thanks Agnes, Radha and Jemma, too! :-)

Radha
Radha 7 years ago

Lovely spotting there Marta!

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Thanks, Neil! I was very happy to be able to make some pics of this species because in the past years they have been scarce in our area and always moving too fast. The plant makes the trick. It attracts all kinds of butteflies and moths :-)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 7 years ago

A lovely series, Marta. What a beautiful butterfly. Well done on a great spotting :-)

The MnMs
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The MnMs

Oud-Heverlee, Vlaanderen, Belgium

Spotted on Jul 27, 2013
Submitted on Aug 16, 2013

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