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The Parnassiinae (Festoons) and Papilionidae families (Apollos and Swallowtails)

This page includes all the pictures of Festoons, Apollos & Swallowtails photographed in Europe and shown on the original sightings page

Note: Photographs are accepted as being correctly identified by the named photographer and this website accepts no responsibility for misidentification. It is noted that some species can be found in Great Britain but are included as the photograph was taken in another European country. No details of distribution or status will be given.

Links to species on this page . . .
Spanish Festoon (Zerynthia rumina)
Eastern Festoon (Zerynthia cerisy)
Apollo (Parnassius apollo)
Small Apollo (Parnassius phoebus)
Clouded Apollo (Parnassius mnemosyne)
Swallowtail (Papilio machaon)
Scarce Swallowtail (Iphiclides podalirius)
Southern Swallowtail (Papilio alexanor)
Photo Library Index



Species Name

Scientific Name

56.0001 BF1538 - Spanish Festoon

Zerynthia rumina

Spanish Festoon 2001 - Clive Burrows

Spanish Festoon 2006 - Roger Gibbons

Andalucia
Spain
© photo: Clive Burrows
Southern France
© photo: Roger Gibbons



Species Name

Scientific Name

Eastern Festoon

Zerynthia cerisy

Eastern Festoon 2003 - Clive Burrows


Greece
© photo: Clive Burrows



Species Name

Scientific Name

56.001 BF1536 - Apollo

Parnassius apollo

Apollo 2001 - Clive Burrows

Apollo 2006 - Roger Gibbons

Maritime Alps
France
© photo: Clive Burrows
female, La Grave, Isere
France
© photo: Roger Gibbons

Apollo 2003 - Clive Burrows

Apollo 2006 - Roger Gibbons

Pyrenees
Spain
© photo: Clive Burrows
female, Lans-en-Vercors, Isere
France
© photo: Roger Gibbons



Species Name

Scientific Name

56.0003 BF1537 - Small Apollo

Parnassius phoebus

Small Apollo 2001 - Clive Burrows

Maritime Alps
France
© photo: Clive Burrows




Species Name

Scientific Name

Clouded Apollo

Parnassius mnemosyne

Clouded Apollo 2004 - Clive Burrows

Pyrenees
Spain
© photo: Clive Burrows

Clouded Apollo 2005 - Bob Hasra

Clouded Apollo 2004 - Clive Burrows

Rila National Park
Bulgaria
© photo: Bob Hasra
Pyrenees
Spain
© photo: Clive Burrows



Species Name

Scientific Name

56.003 BF1539 - Swallowtail

Papilio machaon

Swallowtail 2007 Poland - Steve Lane

Swallowtail 2006 - France - Roger Gibbons

Poland
© photo: Steve Lane
Roquebrune sur Argen, Var
France
© photo: Roger Gibbons

Swallowtail 2006 - Trevor Chapman

Swallowtail 2006 - Trevor Chapman

Swallowtail
Algarve
© photo: Trevor Chapman
Swallowtail
Algarve
© photo: Trevor Chapman

Swallowtail 2002 - Tristan Bantock

Swallowtail 2006 - Trevor Chapman


Majorca
© photo: Tristan Bantock
Swallowtail
Algarve
© photo: Trevor Chapman



Species Name

Scientific Name

56.002 BF1540 - Scarce Swallowtail

Iphiclides podalirius

Scarce Swallowtail 2002 - Gavin Vicary

Scarce Swallowtail 2006 - Roger Gibbons

Marvao
Portugal
© photo: Gavin Vicary
Lantosque, Alpes Maritime
France
© photo: Roger Gibbons

Scarce Swallowtail 2003 - Clive Burrows

Scarce Swallowtail 2006 - Roger Gibbons

Maritime Alps
France
© photo: Clive Burrows
Lantosque, Alpes Maritime
France
© photo: Roger Gibbons



Species Name

Scientific Name

Southern Swallowtail

Papilio alexanor

Southern Swallowtail 2003 - Clive Burrows


Greece
© photo: Clive Burrows



Links to species on this page . . .
Spanish Festoon (Zerynthia rumina)
Eastern Festoon (Zerynthia cerisy)
Apollo (Parnassius apollo)
Small Apollo (Parnassius phoebus)
Clouded Apollo (Parnassius mnemosyne)
Swallowtail (Papilio machaon)
Scarce Swallowtail (Iphiclides podalirius)
Southern Swallowtail (Papilio alexanor)
Photo Library Index

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