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Iphiclides podalirius


Iphiclides podalirius
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Copyright: Roberto Innocenzi (cobra112) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2093 W: 75 N: 6382] (43366)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma 105mm 1:2.8 EX DG Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-08 11:48
Viewed: 2043
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dominio Eukaryota

Regno Animalia

Phylum Arthropoda

Subphylum Hexapoda

Classe Insecta

Ordine Lepidoptera

Superfamiglia Papilionoidea

Famiglia Papilionidae

Tribù Leptocircini

Genere Iphiclides

Specie I. podaliurus

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). È 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.

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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Hi Roberto,
another beautiful photo. Perfect composition. Excellent point of view. Great sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
Maciek

Ciao Roberto,
Bellissima , eccellente POV e nitidezza
Grande scatto
Ciao e complimenti
Vanni

Hello Roberto,
Its a nice capture with excellent clarity as well as sharpness,balanced composition with soft background,My regards,_Joy

Ciao Roberto
Grande trasparenza, e gradevole composizione complimenti davvero bella.
Ciao Nico

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-10-08 12:17]

Hello Roberto,
Excellent photo taken from an original POV in beautiful colours and very good sharpness. Nice centred composition.
Regards,
Peter

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-10-08 12:28]

Hello Roberto.
Wonderful shot of this beautiful Scarce Swallowtail with sharp details and nice colours. Superb lighting and you have captured a marvellous pose here.Best regards Siggi

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 229 W: 1 N: 530] (5755)
  • [2012-10-08 12:57]

Maravillosa foto Roberto, Maravillosa, llena de vida, luz y una grandísima composición. Enhorabuena. Saludos.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6421 W: 89 N: 15570] (65152)
  • [2012-10-08 15:36]

Ciao Roby,bellissimo face to face col podalirione,dettagli al bacio e colori eccellenti,avrei spinto ancora un po' il contrasto per amplificare l'effetto del controluce.Buona giornata,Luciano

Interesting POV and interesting lighting Roberto! Wonderful BG and good sharpness too.
Regards,
Christodoulos

Ciao Roberto, gran bel faccia a faccia col Podalirio, sempre bello vedere quest magnifica farfalla, soprattutto se la macro è di qulità favolosa come la tua, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-10-08 23:28]

Ciao Roberto,
Splendid photo composition with these Flower, Levendula, and Butterfly, great colors and sharp details, TFS!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3052 W: 3 N: 8715] (40572)
  • [2012-10-09 4:43]

Bonjour Roberto,
Un très joli face à face avec ce papillon magnifique et que l'on ne voit pas trop souvent. Des couleurs raffinées aussi, le bleu de la fleur est superbe. Un angle de vue bien choisi aussi.
Un grand merci!
Anne

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-10-09 6:56]

Hello Roberto
Excellent closed up different pov for that sharp image.Lovely colors and great ligth.Background colors are also very nice.
TFS Michel

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-10-09 7:20]

Hi,
What a pose and position...fine viewpoint too..lovely image. tfs.
nagraj.v

Hello Roberto,
This a terrific close-up with beautiful colors, details & an excellent POV. Very nicely composed & presented. Great work & TFS. Regards & best wishes.

Umar

hello Roberto
This is SUPER good
i like the pose on the flower and the beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Roberto.
Mi sembra di averla già vista. Eccellente macro da vero professionista altro che 100 dieci e lode,qesta non ha voto veramente complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

spettacolo,Roby!
ottima definizione e cromatismo
pov da strisciamento sul terreno!!!
sERGIO

Very very nice roberto, one you can be proud off. prefect POV and great sharpness

cheers
J

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