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THE   PALAEARCTIC   ECOZONE

(EUROPE)

Family Papilionidae

 

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Iphiclides feisthamelii

Iphiclides feisthamelii is a butterfly from the Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1832 by Duponchel. The wingspan is about 7 – 9 cm. Iphiclides feisthamelii is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is white with black stripes. The hind wings have long tails.
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Papilio machaon (Swallowtail, Schwalbenschwanz, Le Grand Porte-queue) PHOTO UPDATE !!!

Papilio machaon, also called Swallowtail or Schwalbenschwanz is a great butterfly from the Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 6.5 – 7.5 cm the Swallowtail is one of the largest butterflies from Europe. It is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is yellow and black. Hind wings have tails. Papilio machaon has one of the largest distribution of PAPILINIDAE. In Holarctic (North Africa, Europe  and Asia) it is distributed.
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Parnassius apollo (Apollo, Apollofalter, Roter Apollo) PHOTO UPDATE !!!

Parnassius apollo, also called Apollo or Apollofalter is a well- known butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 5.0 – 6.0 cm the Apollo is a small member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The wings are white and partially transparent with black and red spots.
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The following genera are members of the family Papilionidae (Swallowtails, Swordtails) and they are represented on this homepage.

 

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2006-08-15
Allancastria cerisyi (Eastern Festoon, Östlicher Osterluzeifalter)

Allancastria cerisyi, also called Eastern Festoon or Östlicher Osterluzeifalter is a very charming butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Asia). The first description was in 1824 by Godart. With a wingspan of 4.5 – 5.5 cm the Eastern Festoon is a small member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is white or yellowish with black and red spots. Hind wings have little tails.

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2006-08-15
Archon apollinus (False Apollo, Osterluzei-Apollo)

Archon apollinus, also called False Apollo or Osterluzei-Apollo is a very interesting butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Asia). The first description was in 1789 by Herbst. With a wingspread of 4.5 – 5.5 cm the False Apollo is a small member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The wings are transparent with black and blue spots and red areas.

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2013-09-16
Iphiclides feisthamelii

Iphiclides feisthamelii is a butterfly from the Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1832 by Duponchel. The wingspan is about 7 – 9 cm. Iphiclides feisthamelii is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is white with black stripes. The hind wings have long tails.

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2006-08-15
Iphiclides podalirius (Scarce Swallowtail, Segelfalter, Le Flambé)

Iphiclides podalirius, also called Scarce Swallowtail or Segelfalter is a very impressive butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 6.5 – 8.0 cm the Scarce Swallowtail is one of the largest butterflies from Europe. It is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is white or yellowish with typical black tiger-bands. Hind wings have very long tails.

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2006-08-15
Papilio alexanor (Southern Swallowtail, Alexanor Schwalbenschwanz)

Papilio alexanor, also called Southern Swallowtail or Südlicher Schwalbenschwanz is a very grand butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Asia). The first description was in 1800 by Esper. With a wingspan of 7.0 – 8.0 cm the Southern Swallowtail is a small member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is yellowish with typical black tiger-strips. Hind wings have long tails. Papilio alexanor has a small area of distribution and is rare.

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2006-08-15
Papilio dardanus (Mocker Swallowtail, Afrikanischer Schwalbenschwanz)

Papilio dardanus, also called Mocker Swallowtail or Afrikanischer Schwalbenschwanz is an exceptionally butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1776 by Brown. With a wingspan of 10 – 12 cm the Mocker Swallowtail is a big member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The male butterfly is white to yellowish with black spots. Hind wings have long tails. There are sex differences and the females have in high gear polymorphism. There are master of mimicry (Batesian mimics).

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2006-08-15
Papilio hospiton (Corsican Swallowtail, Korsischer Schwalbenschwanz)

Papilio hospiton, also called Corsican Swallowtail or Korsischer Schwalbenschwanz is a great butterfly from the Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1839 by Guenée. With a wingspan of 6.0 – 7.0 cm the Corsican Swallowtail is one of the largest butterflies from Europe. It is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is yellow and black. Hind wings have short tails. Papilio hospiton is an endemical species of Sardinia and Corsica and very rare.

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2006-08-15
Papilio machaon (Swallowtail, Schwalbenschwanz, Le Grand Porte-queue)

Papilio machaon, also called Swallowtail or Schwalbenschwanz is a great butterfly from the Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 6.5 – 7.5 cm the Swallowtail is one of the largest butterflies from Europe. It is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is yellow and black. Hind wings have tails. Papilio machaon has one of the largest distribution of PAPILINIDAE. In Holarctic (North Africa, Europe and Asia) it is distributed.

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2006-08-28
Parnassius apollo (Apollo, Apollofalter, l'Apollon)

Parnassius apollo, also called Apollo or Apollofalter is a well- known butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 5.0 – 6.0 cm the Apollo is a small member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The wings are white and partially transparent with black and red spots.

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2006-08-15
Parnassius mnemosyne (Clouded Apollo, Schwarzer Apollo, Le semi-apollon)

Parnassius mnemosyne, also called Clouded Apollo or Schwarzer Apollo is a rare butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 5.0 – 6.0 cm the Clouded Apollo is a small member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The wings are transparent with black spots.

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2006-08-15
Parnassius phoebus (Small Apollo, Alpen Apollo, Le Petit Apollon)

Parnassius phoebus, also called as Small Apollo or Alpen Apollo is a very nice butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Asia). The first description was in 1793 by Fabricius. With a wingspan of 4,5 – 5,5 cm the Small Apollo is a small member of family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is white and translucent with black and red spots.

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2006-08-15
Zerynthia polyxena (Southern Festoon, Osterluzeifalter, La Diane)

Zerynthia polyxena, also called Southern Festoon or Osterluzeifalter is a very charming butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1775 by Denis & Schiffermüller. With a wingspan of 4.5 – 5.5 cm the Southern Festoon is a small member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is yellow with black, red and blue spots and a black sinuous line at the margin.

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2006-08-15
Zerynthia rumina (Spanish Festoon, Westlicher Osterluzeifalter, La Proserpine)

Zerynthia rumina, also called Spanish Festoon or Westlicher Osterluzeifalter is a very charming butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 3.5 – 4.5 cm the Spanish Festoon is a small member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is yellow with black and red spots and a black sinuous line at the margin.

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