Iphiclides podalirius - Scarce Swallowtail

Iphiclides-podalirius-scarce-swallowtail | PTKbutterflies

This Swallowtail is slightly smaller and more lightly proportioned than the last species. It is to be found quite frequently in Europe. Note the relatively pale forewing costa.

The long "tails" are frequently missing after bird attacks, making the above specimen worthy of note for being intact, making for my best butterfly photo of this species.