Parnassius patricius

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Parnassius patricius
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On a stamp of Kazakhstan
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Genus: Parnassius
Species: P. patricius
Binomial name
Parnassius patricius
Niepelt, 1850

Parnassius patricius is a high altitude butterfly which is found in Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan (Turkestan in older literature). It is a member of the snow Apollo genus (Parnassius) of the swallowtail (Papilionidae) family. The larva feeds on Cysticorydalis fedtschenkoana.

Description[edit]

Similar to Parnassius delphius but the submarginal spots of the hindwing upperside, when present, are paler and not centred with blue. The forewing spots usually have a less well-developed pigmentation and the sphragis is smaller than in P. delphius.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Parnassius patricius kardakoffi Bryk & Eisner, 1930
  • Parnassius patricius luedwigi Kreuzberg, 1989
  • Parnassius patricius lukhtanovi Rose, 1992
  • Parnassius patricius priamus Bryk, 1914
  • Parnassius patricius uzungyrus D. Weiss, 1979

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