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SCARCE SWALLOWTAIL


SCARCE SWALLOWTAIL
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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5411] (29584)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-06-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D810, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-01-26 1:21
Viewed: 184
Points: 4
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SCARCE SWALLOWTAIL

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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  • Great 
  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 329 W: 12 N: 89] (9585)
  • [2019-01-26 1:45]

Wow it is rare to find such beauty, well composed and exposed.
The height of excellence, well done.

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6448 W: 89 N: 15591] (65228)
  • [2019-01-27 14:17]

Hi Marius,great summer memory with this beautiful podalirius,very fresh and with the perfect wings not damnaged.the quality is the best as possible. Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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