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Iphiclides podalirius (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: July 3, 2020, 11:37 a.m.

A local and endangered species in Belgium, mainly present on calcareous grasslands in the south of Belgium. Elsewhere a very rare vagrant.


Family: Papilionidae > Subfamily: Papilioninae > Tribus: Graphiini > Genus: Iphiclides > Species: Iphiclides podalirius
Vernacular names
Koningspage (NL), Scarce Swallowtail (EN), Flambé (FR), Segelfalter (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1837. Catalogue des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de la Belgique, précédé du tableau des Libellulines de ce pays. — — : 1–29. On page 14.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Flight periods

In Belgium the adults fly in two generations a year: the main generation in May and June, and a partial second generation in August and September.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Prunus spinosa
Host plant (genera):

The larva lives on small shrubs & trees of the Rosaceae family. In Belgium mainly on Prunus spinosa, but also Crataegus monogyna can be used.

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