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Iphiclides podalirius


Iphiclides podalirius
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Copyright: Giorgos Ntachris (GiorDah) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 24] (150)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 450D, Canon EF 70-300mm IS USM, Hoya 58 mm Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-18 15:35
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Points: 6
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Kingdom: Animalia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Suborder: Ditrysia
Family: Papilionidae
Subfamily: Papilioninae
Genus: Iphiclides
Species: I. podalirius

The Scarce Swallowtail (Iphiclides podalirius) is a butterfly found in gardens, fields and open woodlands. It is found in places with sloe thickets and particularly orchards. It is also called Sail Swallowtail or Pear-tree Swallowtail. The Southern Swallowtail (Iphiclides feisthamelii), is sometimes treated as a subspecies.
It is widespread throughout Europe with the exception of the northern parts. Its range extends northwards to Saxony and central Poland and eastwards across Asia Minor and Transcaucasia as far as the Arabian peninsula, India, and western China. A few specimens of the Scarce Swallowtail have been reported from central Sweden and the UK but they were probably only strays and not migrants. The scarcity of UK migrants is responsible for the English common name. In the Alps it can be found up to altitudes of 1600 m.
In some years the Scarce Swallowtail is quite abundant. The Scarce Swallowtail is getting rarer as the blackthorn bushes are being cleared; and it is now protected in some central European countries. It is protected by law in Czech republic, Slovakia, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg and Poland. It is considered Rare-Endangered and protected in some provinces of Austria and of status Indeterminate throughout Europe.

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Ciao Giorgios, beautiful Podalirio against a fantastic blue sky, splendid colors, wonderful sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-07-19 6:32]

Hi Giorgios
Waw...fantastic shot this lovely Iphiclides podalirius on the blue of the sky!
Details and colors are perfect!
Congratulation for this beauty!
Horia

Ciao Giorgos. Good contrast. Intrigant transparencies. Great compo.

Roberto

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