Iphiclides podalirius (LINNAEUS 1758)

Scarce Swallowtail


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Photo by Mario Maier. Iphiclides podalirius, April 1997, Provence / Southern France

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pointer.gif (1285 Byte) Family: Papilionidae
Subfamily: Papilioninae
plate podalirius

Description:
This butterfly is less common than the Swallowtail. He lives mainly in the more southern parts of Europe. Compared with the Swallowtail, his tails are longer and the transverse lines on the upperwings are less conspicuous. Both sides of his wings are marked with large black bands.

Flight period:
One or two broods from April to August.

Larval host plants:
Mainly Prunus species.

Red List Germany: 2


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