Parnassius (Parnassius) phoebus (Fabricius, 1793)


Russia, Altai

Male: the costal spots of forewing usually without red, the anterior one sometimes with white pupil; submarginal band faint and abbreviated or interrupted ; no spot at hind margin ; hindwing with red ocelli which are usually small, and sometimes with a submarginal row of feebly marked black spots; the veins often marked with well-defined elongate black punctures. Female: with better defined and more extended markings; vitreous margin of forewing separated from the submarginal band by large white uniform spots ; the second costal spots often pupilled red, connected with one another by black scaling, on disc sometimes blackish shadows; on hindwing a greyish vitreous marginal band, distinct submarginal halfmoons, which are contiguous, forming a band, two larger red ocelli, the posterior one occasionally with white pupil; anal spots sometimes intensified and one of them filled in with red.

45 - 55 mm
Alpen-Apollo
Hochalpen-Apollo
Phoebus Apollo
Small Apollo
Petit Apollon
Febo
Svájci apolló-lepke
Kleine apollovlinder
Vuoriapollo
Аполлон Феб
福布绢蝶

Primary host-plants

FamilyLatin nameVernacular name
CrassulaceaeSedumStonecrop
SaxifragacaeSaxifragaSaxifrage

Secondary host-plants

FamilyLatin nameVernacular name
SaxifragacaeSaxifragaSaxifrage

Known subspecies

SpeciesAuthorLocus typicus
Parnassius (Parnassius) phoebus bajangolusYakovlev, 2006
Parnassius (Parnassius) phoebus chingizidYakovlev, 2006
Parnassius (Parnassius) phoebus halasicusHuang & Murayama, 1992
Parnassius (Parnassius) phoebus sacerdosStichel, 1906
Parnassius (Parnassius) phoebus tsenguunChurkin, 2003outh Mongolia, Gobi-Altai Aimak, 30 km south Biger Somon
Parnassius (Parnassius) phoebus uralensisMénétriés, 1859
Distribution
Images
Adult, upperside.

© Clive Burrows
France, Alps
Adult, upperside.

© Johannes Gillmann
Austria
Adult, upperside.

© Peter Roos
Italy, Val di Peder
Adult, upperside.

© Jason Sargerson
Switzerland
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