iphiclides podalirius

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.

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