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Old world swallowtail

Papilio machaon


The temperature was high and little life was visible, and this is one of the two species of butterfly I saw. It differs from the other swallowtails, which are similar in colour, by the geometry of the yellow and black patches.


plants on the river bank, mediterranean climate

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Avola, SIC, Italy

Lat: 36.97, Long: 15.09

Spotted on Apr 17, 2013
Submitted on Aug 26, 2013

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