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Scarce Swallowtail

Iphiclides podalirius


in total about 8 cm long


Europe with the exception of the northern parts, eastwards across Asia Minor and Transcaucasia as far as the Arabian peninsula, Indus valleys of Pakistan, and western China

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Saarbrigger 10 years ago

Thanks Julius for your comment.

JuliusSchmitz-Justen 10 years ago

These guys getting quite rare, at least in some parts of europe. Very nice captured.

Dangermouse 10 years ago

Beautifully clear picture, swallowtails regularly seem happy to pose for photos. :) Not sure what the difference is between scarce swallowtail and tiger swallowtail, but I know they are definitely called scarce swallowtails here in Europe (my spotting of one

Saarbrigger 10 years ago

@Alice: Thanks. As far as I understand the "Tiger Swallowtail" can be found in Northern America almost only. In Europe the similar typ of butterfly is called "Scarce Swallowtail". I do not know if they are the same species with two different names or two species/subspecies...

alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Tiger Swallowtail. We have had numerous pictures of this Butterfly on Noah, but perhaps not from your country.

Spotted by

Jánossomorja, Dunántúl, Hungary

Spotted on Aug 6, 2011
Submitted on Aug 6, 2011


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