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Scarce Swallowtail; Chupaleches

Iphiclides podalirius

Description:

One of the biggest butterflies in Europe, females can reach 55-75 cm wingspan. The wings are yellowish with vertical black bands. The hindwings have a big blue eye partially surrounded by black and red rims. Besides, the hindwings present two long tails that make it very similar to Papilio machaon.

Habitat:

Spotted at town park, Parque del Retiro, Madrid, during a butterfly counting by citizen volunteers to create a urban park catalog of butterflies uBMS (urban Butterfly Monitoring Schemes) http://ubms.creaf.cat/

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D500. Exposure Time: 1/500 sec.; f/22; ISO Speed Rating: 4000. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No Flash fired. DSC_3153

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arlanda
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arlanda

Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Lat: 40.41, Long: -3.68

Spotted on Jul 26, 2018
Submitted on Nov 23, 2018

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