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Iphiclides podalirius


Iphiclides podalirius
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6417 W: 89 N: 15567] (65144)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019-07-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-07-17 8:35
Viewed: 95
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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.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.The food plant includes hawthorn bushes. The caterpillars spin little pads on leaves and grip them firmly. The newly hatched caterpillar is dark in colour with two smaller and two bigger greenish patches on the dorsal side, later they are greenish with yellowish dorsal and side stripes. The summer chrysalids are green as a rule, the hibernating ones are brown. A number of hibernating chrysalids fall prey to various enemies.

Il podalirio (Iphiclides podalirius Linnaeus, 1758) è una farfalla diurna della famiglia dei Papilionidae.Ha una livrea giallo pallida, a fasce trasversali bruno-nerastre, a forma di V dirette verso l'angolo dell'ala anteriore. In alcune varietà il colore di fondo può essere bianco e le fasce essere di un nero marcato. Ha un'apertura alare di 6.5-8 cm. Le ali posteriori hanno delle macchie ocellate arancioni e azzurre e le code sono piuttosto allungate e scure.Può avere 2-3 generazioni annue. Il bruco ha una forma che ricorda una piccola limaccia, ha il corpo verde con linee gialle ed è spesso macchiato di rosso. Si sviluppa a spese di specie arbustive e Rosaceae (come Prunus spinosa e Crataegus monogyna).E' una specie termofila con buona tendenza migratoria. Il volo avviene da marzo a settembre, nelle aree aperte e/o coltivate, ma provviste di copertura arboreo-arbustiva. La specie frequenta le foreste temperate e le pianure assolate fino a circa i 1700 m di quota, ma sta risentendo della rarefazione delle siepi in pianura. Diffusa in Europa, Africa settentrionale, Asia temperata e parte della Cina; in Italia è presente ovunque dalle zone di pianura a quelle montuose.

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Another busy body landing by great pov the details of front page and BG are excellent as always well done
again LUCIANO GOLLINI

Bellissimi dettagli e disegni interessante di questa Iphiclides podalirius.

Per me farfalla tigrata eh eh. bel contrasto anche con il sottofondo.

Complimenti e buona serata

Francesco

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 328 W: 12 N: 89] (9509)
  • [2019-07-17 22:52]

The detailed NOTE makes this more charming, beautiful colors and composition, TFS.

Ciao Luciano, ti sei mangiato le code, ma sempre meglio del mitico primo che hai postato, stamattina a Borgo Cerreto ne volavano a decine, macro al solito di qualità sopraffina, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Luciano,

Le cadrage serré met l'insecte en évidence. La prise d evue permet de voir les détails du papillon Le Flambé. La lumière met en valeur la beauté des couleurs. Bonne journée.

Pierre

Simple, straight, and clear presentation.

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 63 W: 2 N: 140] (1437)
  • [2019-07-20 11:02]

Hi Luciano
Interesting pattern on this apparently damaged wings.
Excellent work, as usual.

Regards

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