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Southern Swallowtail

Iphiclides feisthamelii

Description:

I found the butterfly on the pavement. She/He couldn't fly, I don't know the reason, maybe is because her/his wing is broken. Can anyone tell me why,please ?

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Southern Swallowtail
Iphiclides feisthamelii Iphiclides feisthamelii


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5 Comments

No worries, dear @Sonia Daponte, that's a mistake I do all the time...I was wondering if there is another damage, except from the right underwing...If that's the only broken part, the butterfly can still fly, so it's probably something else that actually landed it on the pavement...
Take care, the species ID follows shortly :)

Sonia Daponte
Sonia Daponte 7 years ago

Thanks a lot for your suggestion comment Despina, I'm going to read that link right now :)
And sorry for my spelling mistake *an Iphiclides...*

There is also an amazing video, basically you can do the same with any butterfly species, not just with monarchs (but you need to find a new pair of wings, and it would be very difficult with the Southern Swallowtail...)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah0SBALIc...

Most likely an Iphiclides feisthamelii
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iphiclides_...
Anyway, they don't live much, 8 to 14 days top, due to predators, mostly...You can try to feed it, so read carefylly the following link, in case you can do smthng for this beautiful insect...
http://butterflyrescue.com/feedingbutter...

Sonia Daponte
Sonia Daponte 7 years ago

maybe a Iphiclides podalirius ?

Sonia Daponte
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Sonia Daponte

Vigo, Galicia, Spain

Spotted on Aug 24, 2013
Submitted on Aug 24, 2013

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