Iphiclides Hübner, 1819
podalirius (Linnaeus, 1758)

Scarce Swallowtail (ENG), purjeperhonen (FIN), podaliriusfjäril (SWE), puriliblikas (EST), Segelfalter (GER), Flambé (FRE), Chupaleche (SPA), Podalirio (ITA)

Iphiclides podalirius larva 17.8.1998 Iphiclides podalirius larva 17.8.1998 Iphiclides podalirius larva 17.8.1998 Iphiclides podalirius half-grown larva 31.7.1998 Iphiclides podalirius larva 17.8.1998 Iphiclides podalirius larva 17.8.1998

France, Saint Maurice dŽIbie, ex ovo 1998, Leg: Bart Vanholder.
In captivity, larva feeds very well on Prunus padus. "Hands-free" copula is said to be very difficult to arrange without a huge 'sailing' cage.
Photo © Kimmo Silvonen

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