Rare butterfly spotted in Norfolk garden
PUBLISHED: 11:40 07 June 2019 | UPDATED: 11:40 07 June 2019
A striking Swallowtail butterfly was photographed in a Norfolk garden this week.
Jeanette Pembleton, living in West Somerton, photographed this beautiful Swallowtail, the largest and rarest butterfly indigenous to the UK, in her garden.
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It was the fifth or sixth she has seen.
The British Swallowtail can only be found in the Norfolk Broads, where it lays its eggs on the milk-parsley uniquely abundant there.
The first brood emerge late May to early July and thanks to conservation management, with the cutting back of reeds and sedge to promote milk-parsley growth, there is now a significant second brood which emerge in September.
To be with a chance of spotting a Swallowtail visit either Hickling or Ranworth Broads.