Swallowtail Butterfly

This is a swallowtail butterfly (Papilionidae). The problem is, it is only found in Norfolk in the UK and I took this on the south coast! It's a beautiful specimen and was quite large.
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Roger (Grisly) said:

What a magnificent butterfly Ed
6 months ago

Keith Burton said:

Wow, just wow! This is absolutely amazing Ed...............I was completely unaware these were in the UK, never mind in the South of England.

The colours and shapes on its wings are exquisitely beautiful..........and you've captured it perfectly. An outstanding shot sir!

You should report this sighting to the Uk Butterfly Monitoring Scheme.........I'm sure they'd be delighted :
6 months ago

Marek Ewjan Stachows… said:

beautiful butterfly, attractive shot
have a good weekend, Ed !
6 months ago

Annemarie said:

splendid natureshot
6 months ago ( translate )

tiabunna said:

A beautiful find and image, Ed.
6 months ago

* ઇઉ * said:

Gorgeous shot, Ed!
Finding them is a stroke of luck in many regions.
6 months ago

Sonia Roosen said:

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Patrick Brandy said:

Excellent très réussi bonne journée.
5 months ago ( translate )

Fred Fouarge said:

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Rosalyn Hilborne said:

What a fabulous picture Ed! Like Keith, I wasn't aware that there were any here. Maybe it's due to the changing climate! You've captured it beautifully.
4 months ago