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|" The Scarce Swallowtail (Iphiclides podalirius) is a Palearctic swallowtail butterfly found in gardens, fields and open woodlands.|
In some years the Scarce Swallowtail is quite abundant. The Scarce Swallowtail is getting rarer as the blackthorn bushes are being cleared. The butterfly is now protected by law in Czech republic, Slovakia, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Russia and Poland. It is considered Rare-Endangered and protected in some provinces of Austria and of status Indeterminate throughout Europe. Though referred by some authorities to be of status "Vulnerable", it is however unlisted in the IUCN Red List and the CITES appendices I, II and III." [source: Wikipedia]
Althugh I tried to capture one with wings wide opened, none of the butterflies I`ve seen had all the wings. Even this one has the wing that cannot be seen broken.
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Ciao MK, great macro of lovely butterfly in a beautiful natural ambientation, splendid colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio