Papilio machaon (46)
|Hello Friends, at last I'm able to upload a picture on TN again. it was ages ago because of bad/slow internet.|
Next week I will have a own connection in the apartment here in Ayia Napa where we wintering.
And then I hopefully can take part and be more active on TN.
This is Old World Swallowtail or just swallowtail taken today at Cavo Gkreko, a national park just outside of Ayia Napa.
We found several swallowtails and it's a bit strange for me to see them in February, back home they use to show up in June.
Some info from Wikipedia.
The Old World Swallowtail (Papilio machaon) is a butterfly of the family Papilionidae. The butterfly is also known as the common yellow swallowtail or simply the swallowtail (a common name applied to all members of the family). It is the type species of the genus Papilio and occurs throughout the Palearctic region in Europe and Asia; it also occurs across North America, and thus, is not restricted to the Old World, despite the common name.
The imago typically has yellow wings with black vein markings, and a wingspan of 65–86 millimetres. The hind wings of both sexes have a pair of protruding tails which give the butterfly its common name from the resemblance to the birds of the same name. Just below each tail is a red eye spot.
Use my Laptop, not the best to do prober pp-work.
I hope it's ok.