And now a little nature from the site – a beautiful Swallowtail butterfly on the tell

Today, walking from Area F on the summit of the site towards Area P on the eastern side, an astoundingly beautiful butterfly flew by and landed on a thorn and I managed to get a nice picture of it.

This beautiful creature is known as the Swallowtail (Papilio machaon) – and is truly astounding! In Hebrew, it is known as the זנב סנונית נאה

See the picture below of the Swallowtail in it’s imago stage, sitting on one of the fierce thorns covering the tell:

Yellowtail butterfly on Safi 2_7_15

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