Iphiclides podalirius - Xelmos
|Copyright: Giorgos Marosis (Tartaris)
|Date Taken: 2016-07-01|
|Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2016-07-24 1:36|
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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.