Common Yellow Swallowtail
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|- Had been to my brother's place "Hartford" in Connecticut. Beautiful place to visit in spring and summer season. Lot of green trees and trails to enjoy.|
- Took this snap while walking along a trail, the butterfuly was mudpudelling in the warm afternoon.
Species: P. machaon
This striking butterfly is yellow with black wing and vein markings and a wingspan of 8 to 10 cm. The hind wings of both sexes have a pair of protruding tails which give the butterfly its common name. Just below each tail is a red eye spot.
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- [2008-07-02 12:22]
Great shot,very clear photo full of colours and light.Bravo.
nice, lively, sunny picture of this impressingly beautiful swallowtail. By the way: it is not Papilio machaon, the "Common Yellow Swallowtail", that you captured here so well drinking water at the river, but the considerably larger
"Eastern Swallowtail" Papilio glaucus.
With thanks, and best regards,
P.S.: Some useful links for identification: