Papilio alexanor (Southern Swallowtail, Alexanor Schwalbenschwanz)
Papilio alexanor, also called Southern Swallowtail or Südlicher Schwalbenschwanz is a very grand butterfly from . 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.
The Southern Swallowtail, Papilio alexanor is from Palaearctic (Europe and Asia), but its biggest distribution is in Asia.