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Iphiclides podalirius feisthamelii
A gorgeous spotting!
Hello bayucca. Thanks for the comment and suggestion. As you say, for many entomologists, feisthamelii species and there is only a subspecies of I. Podalirius. I opted for that option (Iphiclides podalirius feisthamelii) but your suggestion (Iphiclides feisthamelii) also seems valid. From time to update the scientific name for the subspecies. It's a complicated world of insects ... greetings.
What a wonderful spotting! perfect light and condition!
From some authors it is still called a subspecies of Iphiclides podalirus, meaning Iphiclides podalirus feisthamelii. According to newer research both, genitalia and morphology show distinct differences between the 2 species. Feisthamelii is a typical Swallowtail found on the Iberian peninsula and Northern Africa. Podalirius is usually not found in Spain du to the Pyrenees mountains as a natural border. I leave it to you if you take Iphiclides podalirus feisthamelii or Iphiclides feisthamelii. Iphiclides podalirus is in my opinion not quite correct.
Spotted on Jul 29, 2011
Submitted on Aug 15, 2012
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