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Southern Swallowtail

(Papilio alexanor)

 

18/07/13 Drôme (26)

18/07/13 Drôme (26)

18/07/13 Drôme (26)

18/07/13 Drôme (26)

In France, this species is very local in dry, hilly districts of the south-east, mostly in Drôme, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Hautes-Alpes. These photos show a rather worn individual at the end of the flight period; the yellowish ground colour has faded to whitish. In this lavender field, it was thus very hard to spot amongst several Scarce Swallowtails.

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