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Scarce Swallowtail

Iphiclides podalirius

Description:

A butterfly with large resistant wings with stripes of black and white on the back and white and yellow on the front.

Habitat:

Mountain top (not very high).

Notes:

Was very hard to photograph this one since it was a windy day it's wings are large and they're very energetic.

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Scarce Swallowtail
Iphiclides podalirius Scarce Swallowtail


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2 Comments

typhonragewind
typhonragewind 8 years ago

There is some resemblance, but the colour and location are way off :/

sttweets
sttweets 8 years ago

It could have been a Giant Swallowtail (or different kind of Swallowtail), please check to be sure, for instance here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_Swall...

typhonragewind
Spotted by
typhonragewind

Viseu, Portugal

Lat: 40.84, Long: -8.14

Spotted on Aug 28, 2011
Submitted on Aug 28, 2011

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