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Mariposa (Scarce Swallowtail)

Iphiclides podalirius feisthamelii

Habitat:

Villahermosa river.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago
Southern Swallowtail
Iphiclides feisthamelii Iphiclides feisthamelii


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9 Comments

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 5 years ago

Perfectly beautiful!

James McNair
James McNair 5 years ago

Beautiful!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 7 years ago

Stunning!

UrifahRidlo
UrifahRidlo 7 years ago

marvelous!!

KatCuff
KatCuff 8 years ago

Beautiful!!!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

A gorgeous spotting!

kozoga
kozoga 8 years ago

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.

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

What a wonderful spotting! perfect light and condition!

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

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.

kozoga
Spotted by
kozoga

Comunidad Valenciana / Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

Spotted on Jul 29, 2011
Submitted on Aug 15, 2012

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