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The Scarce Swallowtail is a Palearctic swallowtail butterfly found in gardens, fields and open woodlands. First described by Linnaeus in 1758, it is found in places with sloe thickets and particularly orchards. It is also called Sail Swallowtail or Pear-tree Swallowtail. The Southern Swallowtail , is sometimes treated as a subspecies. Despite the name , this swallowtail is quite common.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded Oct 17, 2017. Captured Jul 25, 2017 12:50 in Unnamed Road, 5065 Emen, Bulgaria.
  • SZ-14
  • f/6.9
  • 10/2500s
  • ISO80
  • 86.4mm