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Mariposa (Scarce Swallowtail)

Iphiclides podalirius feisthamelii


Villahermosa river.

1 species ID suggestions

bayucca 6 years ago
Southern Swallowtail
Iphiclides feisthamelii Iphiclides feisthamelii


Jolly Ibanez
Jolly Ibanez 4 years ago

Perfectly beautiful!

James McNair
James McNair 4 years ago


YukoChartraw 6 years ago


UrifahRidlo 6 years ago


KatCuff 6 years ago


Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

A gorgeous spotting!

kozoga 6 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 6 years ago

What a wonderful spotting! perfect light and condition!

bayucca 6 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.

Comunidad Valenciana / Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

Lat: 40.09, Long: -0.37

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


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