Spanish festoon - Zerynthia rumina

Upperside

Family: Papilionidae.

Flight Time: March - May.

Size: 44-46mm

Altitude: 0-1500m

 

Underside

Notes:

A widespread species in Spain. They frequent most habitats and are to be seen in relatively low densities nearly everywhere you go. A particularly attractive species differing form the Eastern festoon Zerynthia cerisy by having more black on the forewing.

 

Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution
Zerynthia cerisy

Aristolochia species Birthwort

Dry, flowery places.

Spanish festoon distribution

 

Early Stages

 

     
 
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