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|The Swallowtail is one of our most wellknown and most beautiful butterflies. This 'fellow' (perhaps, an N-th image in our stocks! :) was very cooperative while I was taking his picture. He let me get in really close and just continued to dry his wet and seedy swallowtail. |
Shot legend: Samarian highlands, near Ariel (about 37 km east from Tel Aviv).
Common name: Swallowtail;
Alternate Common name: Artemisia Swallowtail;
Taxonomic name: Papilio machaon Linnaeus, 1758;
Family: Papilionidae Latreille,1802 (at least 550 species);
Flight period in Samaria: one brood, from March/April to May/June.
Dilettante's note: Perhaps, P. machaon specimens that can be ovserved in Samaria have much less of 'dark colours'. In my image collection there are both young and 'advanced in years' P. machaon's; 'swallow-tails' of them are obviously lighter than those of specimens collected in Central Europe.
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