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Butterfly  Old World swallowtail,Papilio machaon Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro


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  1. very clean shot of the machaon ! Wonder why they call it Old World, it is the common European one? Posted 6 years ago
    1. Thanks! I think so. Posted 6 years ago
  2. Good one! Posted 6 years ago

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''Papilio machaon'', the Old World swallowtail, is a butterfly of the family Papilionidae. The butterfly is also known as the common yellow swallowtail or simply the swallowtail . It is the type species of the genus ''Papilio''.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Michele Filippi
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By Michele Filippi

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Uploaded Dec 11, 2015. Captured Aug 20, 2015 10:32.
  • NIKON D200
  • f/8.0
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO400
  • 500mm