Common Name: Common Yellow Swallowtail
Scientific Name: Papilio machaon
Size: 65-75 mm
Location: Khaptad, Bajura
Found in open grassy areas, areas having flowers and water edges from 1767m to 4572m these butterflies have a very fast and erratic flight. The bottom of each hindwing is a red eyespot and near it are a pair of protruding tail. The yellow wings have black vein markings.
Note: The Common Yellow Swallowtail in the picture is missing a protruding tail on its left wing due to some reason.
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