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Zerynthia rumina

Zerynthia rumina
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Copyright: Luis alberto (semprempe) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 4 N: 140] (974)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 550D, EF 75-300mm III USM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-08 15:11
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Zerynthia rumina
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Zerynthia rumina

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Genus: Zerynthia
Species: Z. rumina
Binomial name
Zerynthia rumina
(Linnaeus, 1758)
The Spanish Festoon, Zerynthia rumina, is a butterfly belonging to the family Papilionidae. It is a widespread species in Spain and frequents most habitats.
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1 Distribution
2 Description
3 Flight Period
4 External links

North Africa, the Iberian Peninsula and southern France.

Zerynthia rumina is an extremely striking species. In South east France it can be confused with the "southern festoon", Zerynthia polyxena. The two can be told apart by the presence of blue on the hindwing of the Southern festoon Z. polyxena. The Spanish festoon (Z. rumina) also has extensive red on the forewings.


[edit]Flight Period

Generally April and May with the possibility of a very small second brood in September.

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Hello Luis,
Wonderful presentation of a multi-colored butterfly. very nice composition!

What a lucky meeting in this late winter,one of the most spectaculatr species living in Europe,i like your point of view and the great details and colors,a great gift to the butterflies fans of TN,this specie is a very rare guest of this gallery.Have a nice weekend and thanks,LUCIANO

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-03-09 4:38]

Bonjour Luis,
Une magnifique image printanière avec un papillon de toute beauté,.
J'aime beaucoup le cadrage vertical et la luminosité de ta photo. Intéressant!
Bon après-midi

lovely composition! Great capture and my first time seeing this butterfly!

Bom dia Luis,
Last week we have seen a few beautiful butterflies there, but not this one. What a beauty! Did you see it at Laguna da Salgados? Last weeks we were there twice.
Excellent sharpness, details and slendid colours. Taken from a very good low POV.

Hi Luis,
Excellent presentation of this fantastic butterfly not often seen here. Amazing sharp details and excellent depth of focus. Very nice composition,

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