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Iphiclides feisthamelii is a butterfly from the . 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.
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.
Parnassius apollo (Apollo, Apollofalter, Roter Apollo) PHOTO UPDATE !!!
Parnassius apollo, also called Apollo or Apollofalter is a well- known butterfly from . 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.
The following genera are members of the family Papilionidae (Swallowtails, Swordtails) and they are represented on this homepage.
- ALLANCASTRIA / Festoon
- ARCHON / False Apollo
- IPHICLIDES / Scarce Swallowtail
- PAPILIO / Swallowtails
- PARNASSIUS / Apollo
- ZERYNTHIA / Festoon