Iphiclides podalirius (Scarce Swallowtail, Segelfalter, Le Flambé)

Iphiclides podalirius, also called Scarce Swallowtail or Segelfalter is a very impressive butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 6.5 – 8.0 cm the Scarce Swallowtail is one of the largest butterflies from Europe. It is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is white or yellowish with typical black tiger-bands.  Hind wings have very long tails.


Ecozone

The Scarce Swallowtail (Iphiclides podalirius) is from Palaearctic (Europe and Asia without the North of Africa), but you can find the whole article at Palaearctic (Europe).

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