Scarce swallowtail in Lavender bed


Scarce Swallowtail (Iphiclides podalirius) in the garden of Ivan Meštrović Gallery in Split.

This butterfly is quite common (though the name implies something else) in the central Europe. I was happy to see it flying among lavender which is an important flower both from the scenic point of view and also commercially especially in Hvar, the island close to Split. Picture taken 1st of July this year.

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About Olli Laasanen

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2 Responses to Scarce swallowtail in Lavender bed

  1. Rigby says:

    An ethereally beautiful photograph. Harmony of colour. Brilliant transitions from totally blurred grass through out of focus lavender, to blooms of crystal clarity, and, wonder of wonders, just coming in to land, undercarriage down, one of the most remarkable butterflies I’ve ever seen. Blue and black striped wings partially folded back like a parachute. Such a wonderful photograph! Thanks so much for sharing it.

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