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Beautiful butterfly Lady in White.  Allancastria cerisyi,butterfly,insects,macro Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies intro

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  1. Wow, this has to be my favorite photo from you! Promoted to homepage. Posted 8 years ago
    1. Pleasure, glad you liked it ! Posted 8 years ago
  2. What a beautiful species and very well captured :) Posted 8 years ago
  3. Aaah wow nothing more to say, the colours, the patterns, the background, WOW! Could not ID it, I searched for a lot of white butterflies, but allas it remains a mistery to me:) Posted 7 years ago, modified 7 years ago
  4. Perfect macro! Posted 7 years ago
  5. Well spotted ID, FraJH! a humongous butterfly with this kind of wingspan. Wow. Posted 7 years ago

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The Eastern Festoon is an Old World papilionid butterfly whose geographical range extends from the Balkans to include Turkey and the near Middle East. It exhibits several geographical variants.
It is named for Alexandre Louis Lefèbvre de Cérisy.

The wingspan is 52–62 mm. The butterfly flies from March to July depending on the location.

The larvae feed on various ''Aristolochia'' species.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Frankhuizen Photography
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By EAmer

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Uploaded Aug 2, 2011. Captured Aug 2, 2011 19:19.
  • NIKON D300
  • f/11
  • 1/40s
  • ISO200
  • 180mm