Common Yellow Swallowtail (Papilio machaon)
(also known as Old World Swallowtail)
kingdom: Animalia, phylum: Arthropoda, subphylum: Hexapoda, class: Insecta, order: Lepidoptera, family: Papilionidae
This is my most perfect depiction of this species' wings, to date. I found this marvellous specimen, with flawless wings, basking in the rays of the autumn sun, perched atop a Sea Squill (Urginea maritima).
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