(Southern) Scarce swallowtail - Iphiclides podalirius f. feisthamelii

Upperside

Family: Papilionidae.

Flight Time: March - October.

Size: 64-90mm

Altitude: 0-1500m

 

Notes:

This form of the Scarce swallowtail is considered by some to be a distinct species. It differs from the Swallowtail Papilio machaon in having distinctive vertical black stripes. Pictured above in southern Spain.

 

Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution
 

Prunus species, e.g. Blackthorn, Almond, Cherry.

Diverse.

Scarce swallowtail distribution

 

Early Stages

 

   
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