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Scarce Swallowtail

Scarce Swallowtail
Photo Information
Copyright: Julie Dawson (avenger1) (15)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 500 N, Canon EF75-300 III USM
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-05-04 15:40
Viewed: 3276
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This picture was taken at the bus stop at Tibidabo during the week of The Merce 2004.

Iphiclides podalirius – Scarce Swallowtail (Papilionidae)

Appearance: The upper wing of the butterfly is shaped like a sail, and the currents are practically carrying this graceful creature. It generally has a wingspan from 70 to 80mm.

Geographical distribution/ habitat: The Central and South of Europe, especially the warm and hot regions. Prefers hilly areas and flowery hamlets where lots of individual bushes grow. Large numbers of males often fly together round hilltops.

Host plants: Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), and other domesticated Prunus species, but also Pyrus, Malus, Sorbus, Crataegus spp.

Food plants: An avid nectar feeder, partial to lavender flowers especially.

Flight time: Usually two broods a year, on the wing in April-May and in September.

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Welcome on TN with this nice picture. The composition is good and so is the POV. The focus is on the soft side, and the light could be a bit prithlier for such a subject. I have attempted a spot of workshop on your picture - hope you don't mind.
As Reynaldo writes, don't forget a note is more or less expected on TN.

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-05-16 22:43]

Bem vindo ao TN..!!!
Boa foto para começar.

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Welcome to TrekNature..!!!
Good picture to begin.

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