A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Scarce Swallowtail

This chap very kindly sat on the greenery at the Olive Tree cafe while I was having a beer! It's a "scarce swallowtail", not very scarce around here but none the less beautiful. Widespread around south and central Europe it is a protected species in some countries and although abundant in some years it is becoming less common generally.

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