Old World Swallowtail (LEP12) Papilio machaon


     Mostly an arctic butterfly in North America, it is common in Europe and Asia.  The black wings have broad yellow bands and are peppered with yellow scales near the body.  A row of blue-scaled patches runs around the hindwing above the black tails, ending in a large orange spot that is rimmed with black and capped with blue.  Also called Artemisia Swallowtail