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Papilionidae – The swallowtails

This family of butterflies has only one representative in the UK. This large, eye-catching species possesses long wing tails, which gives the group its name. See the left hand menu to learn more about this species and the historic fenland habitats of Cambridgeshire.

Swallowtail butterfly

Pictured: swallowtail / Papilio machaon