Swallowtails, Festoons and Apollo Butterflies of the European Papilionidae butterfly family

Worldwide there are over 550 species of butterfly in the Papilionidae family, including many species of Swallowtail butterflies. In Europe there are only 12 species which include Swallowtails, Festoons and Apollos. The most common species are featured in the galleries below and include Paul Browning’s Spanish butterfly images.

Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio machaon gorganus)

Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio machaon Britannicus)

Scarce Swallowtail butterfly (Iphiclides podalirius)

Spanish Festoon butterfly (Zerynthia rumina)

Apollo butterfly (Parnassius apollo)

Clouded Apollo butterfly (Parnassius mnemosyne)

Links to Other European Butterfly Galleries

Links to Other Butterfly Galleries