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The Scarce Swallowtail (Iphiclides podalirius) is a Palearctic swallowtail butterfly found in gardens, fields and open woodlands. First described by Linnaeus in 1758, it is found in places with sloe thickets and particularly orchards. It is also called Sail Swallowtail or Pear-tree Swallowtail. The Southern Swallowtail (Iphiclides feisthamelii), is sometimes treated as a subspecies.
It is widespread throughout Europe with the exception of the northern parts.
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.
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- [2017-06-25 6:29]
Hi Marius,a very difficult POV but a fantastic result,with a very impressive sharpness,especially on the body,a common specie in my country too but not this year. Have a nice SUnday and thanks,Luciano
Ciao Marius, lovely composition with fantastic butterfly, great macro, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Looks like just one wing. Very nuce idea to see its eye against such excellent totall OOF BG. Quality work no doubt.
Thanks for showing,