10 of Israel's most beautiful butterflies

Flutter your way through this beautiful batch of butterflies and moths.

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Papilio Machaon resting on a flower. Papilio Machaon resting on a flower. (Photo: orlandin / Shutterstock)

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Old World Swallowtail (Papilio Machaon)

A familiar sight throughout the world, the Old World Swallowtail butterfly comes in a slight variation in Israel. 

Zablow, a native of Brooklyn, describes it as "starkly beautiful ... almost unapproachable, and a challenge to locate." 

But once you catch a glimpse, it's all worth it. The striking pattern atop a pale yellow background, with a splash of blue – this butterfly stands out. 

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