Parnassius inopinatus

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Parnassius inopinatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Genus: Parnassius
Species: P. inopinatus
Binomial name
Parnassius inopinatus
(Kotzsch, 1940)

Parnassius inopinatus is a high-altitude butterfly which is found only in Afghanistan and parts of north-western Pakistan. It is a member of the snow Apollo genus (Parnassius) of the swallowtail family, (Papilionidae).


  • Weiss, J.C., 1999. The Parnassiinae of the world, Part 3. Hillside Books, Canterbury, U.K.
  • Wyatt, C., 1975 Description de deux nouvelles races d'Afghanistan de Parnassius (Lep. Papilionidae). Entomops 36: 105-109 (3 figs.).
  • Kotzsch, H. ,1940 Parnassius inopinatus, eine überraschende neue Art. Entomologische Zeitschrift 54 (3): 17-21 [figs. 1-6].

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