Photographer's Note

My last photo of this series dedicated to the summer butterflies of my country is dedicated to a very common species but without doubt one of the most beautiful. I was lucky enough to meet this recently born specimen, with intact tails and bright colors. It is a Scarce Swallowtail (Iphiclides podalirius), a butterfly found in gardens, fields and open woodlands. It is found in places with sloe thickets and particularly orchards. It is also called Sail Swallowtail or Pear-tree Swallowtail.It is widespread throughout Europe with the exception of the northern parts. Its range extends northwards to Saxony and central Poland and eastwards across Asia Minor and Transcaucasia as far as the Arabian peninsula, India, and western China.

La mia ultima foto di questa serie dedicata alle farfalle estive del mio paese è dedicata ad una specie molto comune ma senza dubbio una delle più bella. Io ho avuto la fortuna di incontrare questo esemplare nato da poco ,con le code intatte ed i colori brillanti. Si tratta di un Podalirio,specie diffusa in quasi tutto il mondo.

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Additional Photos by Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16630 W: 132 N: 27929] (135587)
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