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Iphiclides podalirius


Iphiclides podalirius
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Copyright: Roberto Innocenzi (cobra112) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2093 W: 75 N: 6382] (43366)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-04-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma 105mm 1:2.8 EX DG Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-04-25 7:50
Viewed: 1004
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dominio Eukaryota

Regno Animalia

Phylum Arthropoda

Subphylum Hexapoda

Classe Insecta

Ordine Lepidoptera

Superfamiglia Papilionoidea

Famiglia Papilionidae

Tribù Leptocircini

Genere Iphiclides

Specie I. podaliurus

Il podalirio (Iphiclides podalirius LINNAEUS, 1758) è una farfalla diurna della famiglia dei Papilionidae.
Ha una livrea giallo pallida, a fasce trasversali bruno-nerastre, a forma di V dirette verso l'angolo dell'ala anteriore. In alcune varietà il colore di fondo può essere bianco e le fasce essere di un nero marcato. Ha un'apertura alare di 6.5-8 cm. Le ali posteriori hanno delle macchie ocellate arancioni e azzurre e le code sono piuttosto allungate e scure. Può avere 2-3 generazioni annue. Il bruco ha una forma che ricorda una piccola limaccia, ha il corpo verde con linee gialle ed è spesso macchiato di rosso. Si sviluppa a spese di specie arbustive e Rosaceae (come Prunus spinosa e Crataegus monogyna). È una specie termofila con buona tendenza migratoria. Il volo avviene da marzo a settembre, nelle aree aperte e/o coltivate, ma provviste di copertura arboreo-arbustiva. La specie frequenta le foreste temperate e le pianure assolate fino a circa i 1700 m di quota, ma sta risentendo della rarefazione delle siepi in pianura. Diffusa in Europa, Africa settentrionale, Asia temperata e parte della Cina; in Italia è presente ovunque dalle zone di pianura a quelle montuose.

The Scarce Swallowtail (Iphiclides podalirius) is a butterfly found in gardens, fields and open woodlands. It is found in places with sloe thickets and particularly orchards. It is also called Sail Swallowtail or Pear-tree Swallowtail. It is widespread throughout Europe with the exception of the northern parts. Its range extends northwards to Saxony and central Poland and eastwards across Asia Minor and Transcaucasia as far as the Arabian peninsula, India, and western China. A few specimens of the Scarce Swallowtail have been reported from central Sweden and the UK but they were probably only strays and not migrants. The scarcity of UK migrants is responsible for the English common name. In the Alps it can be found up to altitudes of 1600 m. In some years the Scarce Swallowtail is quite abundant. The Scarce Swallowtail is getting rarer as the blackthorn bushes are being cleared; and it is now protected in some central European countries. It is protected by law in Czech republic, Slovakia, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg and Poland. It is considered Rare-Endangered and protected in some provinces of Austria and of status Indeterminate throughout Europe. The food plant includes hawthorn bushes. The caterpillars spin little pads on leaves and grip them firmly. The newly hatched caterpillar is dark in colour with two smaller and two bigger greenish patches on the dorsal side, later they are greenish with yellowish dorsal and side stripes. The summer chrysalids are green as a rule, the hibernating ones are brown. A number of hibernating chrysalids fall prey to various enemies

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Hello Roberto,
This is always a lovely colorful specie. Thanks for visiting my gallery. Once again a wonderful capture taken with amazing sharpness and excellent clarity. You managed perfect this composition. The light and details are great.
Thanks for sharing!
Marius.

Hello Mr.Roberto,
照的清晰 很漂亮的蝴蝶 今天大家都貼蝴蝶
真是特別 顏色華麗 我喜歡這角度照的很特別也很新奇
光線亮麗但卻很優美柔和 真是美麗的作品
構圖美麗 背景深遂
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Hello Mr.Roberto,
Nice BG with splendid composition.Well captured this butterfly.Good details and light.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,
Srikumar

Ciao Roberto
Molto bello scatto e una nitidezza perfetta
Grazie per questo Iphiclides
Amicalement
Laurent

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-04-25 10:37]

Ciao Roby,da me i podaliri devono essersi incrociati con gli Anthocaris e non si fermano manco a sparargli,sei stato fortunato e svelto,il risultato e' magnifico,una foto elegante e delicatissima.Buona serata,Luciano

hallo Roberto
great sharpness and good BG teh colours and light are super good and beautiful
thanks greeting lou

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-04-25 12:43]

Bonsoir Roberto,
Comme d'habitude vous avez de l'avance sur nous..Merveilleux Flambé au vol si élégant. Inage de grande finesse et aux teintes subtiles. Bon cadrage aussi.
très plaisant.
Amicalement
Anne

Ciao Roberto, favolosa macro di una delle nostre più belle farfalle, grande spettacolo, messa a fuoco perfetta e ottimi dettagli, bravissimo, buon week end, ciao Silvio

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