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Swallowtail Butterfly

Rare and beautiful


This beautiful butterfly, once common in the Cambridgeshire Fens, is now only seen on the Norfolk Broads. Although it's the largest British butterfly, you will need to be in the right place at the right time to see one.



The adult British Swallowtail butterfly usually only lives for a few days or weeks. The caterpillars of this butterfly smell like pineapples!