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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6425 W: 89 N: 15572] (65166)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019-07-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-08-04 12:17
Viewed: 63
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had posted this species recently, but this week I found this beautiful specimen recently flipped, as opposed to what I had shown, extremely damaged and without tails. One of the most beautiful butterflies in the world deserves proper recognition.

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.

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Ciao Luciano, bello brillante e fresco fresco, quasi a cencellare il ricordo del primo cge hai postato, in questi casi repetita juvant, gran macro, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

This is simply lovely. Yesterday I was doing birding and there were so many beautiful butterflies roaming around.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 329 W: 12 N: 89] (9519)
  • [2019-08-05 3:33]

Beautiful and I love this one, it is unique by its look and the NOTE is very interesting.
Nice catch TFS.

hallo Luciano
great shot with beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Bonjour LUciano,

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

Pierre

HD and 3D Indeed a lovely POV and colourful lights by excellent details as usual well done LUCIANO GOLLINI

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