Allancastria cretica

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Allancastria cretica
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Museum specimen. Crete.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Genus: Allancastria
Species: A. cretica
Binomial name
Allancastria cretica
Rebel, 1904

Allancastria cretica is a butterfly belonging to the family Papilionidae. It was described by Rebel in 1904. It is found only on the Greek island of Crete where it is, then, an endemic species. The species is 50–60 millimetres (2.0–2.4 in) long.[1]

Habitat.Omalos Plateau, Crete

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lazaros N. Pamperis, Stavros K. Stavridis. The butterflies of Greece. Editions Pamperis. p. 58. ISBN 9789609274012.
  • Carbonell, F., 1996 Contribution à la connaissance du genre Allancastria Bryk (1934): Morphologie, biologie et écologie d’Allancastria cretica (Rebel, 1904) (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae). Linneana Belgica 15: 303-308.
  • Hürter, W., 2001. Ein Beitrag zur Biologie einiger Populationen des Zerynthia (Allancastria) Artenkreises in der östlichen Mediterraneis (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae). Entomologische Zeitschrift 111: 8-17.

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