Old World Swallowtail

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Old World Swallowtail
Old World swallowtail.

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The old world swallowtail (Papilio machaon) is a butterfly in the family Papilionidae. Its color is yellow, with black markings, and it draws its name from the tail-like shape of its hind wings. It is also a large butterfly with a wingspan frequently exceeding 3 in (80 mm).

The caption reads in the original French: Le papillon machaon.

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