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Scarce Swallowtail; Chupaleches

Iphiclides podalirius


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.


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)


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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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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