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Iphiclides podalirius

Iphiclides podalirius
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Copyright: Jose Cobo (Cobo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-04-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: fujifilm finepix s1500
Exposure: f/5.0
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-05-15 13:36
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Points: 12
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One of the bigest of Spain.
Phylum: Arthropoda Arthropoda or
Subphylum: Mandibulata
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Papilionidae
Subfamily: Papilioninae
Tribe: Lampropterini
Genre: Iphiclides
Species: Iphiclides podalirius ssp. feisthamelii

It measures 60 to 80mm wingspan. The female is larger than the male.
North Africa, Iberian Peninsula and northern French peaks. It lives in low vegetation, near gardens or open areas (lower than 2000 meters). From North Africa, Iberian Peninsula and southern France. Included in the Balearics.

One of the largest butterflies in Europe. From May to June and from August to October. The caterpillar feeds on blackthorn and hawthorn, cherry ... (takes two months to complete their development)
It has two generations per year. Deposits eggs in trees prumus genre (almond, plum ...). The caterpillars hatch between 10-24 days.

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Hello Jose,
Brilliant in all aspects.....Incredible clarity, focus and sharp details. Very nice image. The exposure is perfect. I like this interesting scene with a lovely specie of butterflies. The colors and contrast of this image are amazing....
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Jose,
照的很漂亮 很美麗的蝴蝶 也很清晰
非常的成功 漂亮 花朵也很搭配 一張成功少見的作品
構圖也很美麗 真是好看

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-05-15 16:41]

Hi Jose,spectacula profile of this podalirius,very colorful and very elegant,a bit rare this year in my country.Excellent quality despite the fast wings mouvement.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Jose, great macro of fantastic butterfly onbeautiful flower, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio


Hallo Jose
Excellent photo in very beautiful contrasting colours. Great sharpness and details. The natural sunlight in the image is super. Best regards and thanks for sharing.

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