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Drying in the spring sunshine

By dukes_jewel
Papilio machaon, the Old World swallowtail ...

A walk through the spring alpine meadows - countless butterflies, moths and insects busy in the hot spring sunshine in a cloudless sky. The day before a blizzard struck depositing about 30cm of snow. This newly minted swallowtail (also known as the common yellow swallowtail or simply the swallowtail) allowed himself to be gently handled before heading off across the river.

Tags: Papilio machaon Swallowtail butterfly Wildlife and nature Pennine Alps

Voters: StrayCat, m111mmh, M_squared and 20 more

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StrayCat 16 19.1k 3 Canada
22 May 2017 7:26AM
A definite beauty.

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22 May 2017 7:39AM
Beautiful image.
KarenFB Plus
13 5.4k 175 England
22 May 2017 7:39AM
Absolutely beautiful!
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
22 May 2017 7:41AM
Beautiful specimen...
Isabel GrinGrin
jdenman 11 19 5 Spain
22 May 2017 7:54AM
terryxc 7 7 England
22 May 2017 3:18PM
Stunning capture...

Bento 4 Portugal
22 May 2017 7:08PM
Beautiful specimen and capture.
Spkr51 3 United States
22 May 2017 11:55PM
Beautiful image ***** SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
tonyguitar Plus
8 77 37 Canada
16 May 2018 9:31PM
You don't see this little beauty every day. TG

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