Swallowtail Butterfly 01
Costa del Sol, Andalucia, April 2010
I think this is Europe's largest butterfly and perhaps
the most iconic. There is only a slight difference
between this and the British type of Papilio machaon.
Personally, I can't see it - something to do with the
black being blacker?
The British sub-species is endemic although this
subspecies, gorganus, is strongly migrational
and reaches the UK quite regularly. The flower is Large
Swallowtail Butterfly 03
Swallowtail Butterfly 05
Coming into land (above)...then landed (below)...
Swallowtail Butterfly 06
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