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Macro Monday – The scarce swallowtail (Iphiclides podalirius)

I always liked butterflies and whenever I had the opportunity I photographed them. I found them especially on the Ialomita Valley or in the park. I never thought I’d find one on the asphalt. He seemed to live the last moments of his ephemeral life because he did not move when I came to take a picture of him. Or maybe he loads his batteries in order to fly. The butterflies have cold blood and, in order to be able to fly, they warm themselves in the sun every morning.This butterfly lives for more than six months as a caterpillar or stern, but survives less than a month as a butterfly. The adult’s goal in the remaining month of life is to mate and multiply. As soon as he has accomplished his goal, his life is over.

Sharing these photos with my Macro Monday Challenge.

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Written by Ileana Calotescu

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