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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.
Lat: 40.09, Long: -0.37
Spotted on Jul 29, 2011 Submitted on Aug 15, 2012
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