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Iphiclides podalirius - Xelmos

Iphiclides podalirius - Xelmos
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Copyright: Giorgos Marosis (Tartaris) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 43] (506)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-07-01
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-07-24 1:36
Viewed: 998
Points: 1
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Iphiclides podalirius, also called Scarce Swallowtail or Segelfalter is a very impressive butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 6.5 – 8.0 cm the Scarce Swallowtail is one of the largest butterflies from Europe. It is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is white or yellowish with typical black tiger-bands. Hind wings have very long tails.

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Almost burnt! Beauty in flower.

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