Allancastria caucasica

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Allancastria caucasica
Museum specimen.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Genus: Allancastria
Species: A.caucasica
Binomial name
Allancastria caucasica
Lederer, 1864

Allancastria caucasica, sometimes referred to as Zerynthia caucasica, is an Old World papilionid butterfly whose geographical range extends from the Black Sea and southern Russia (southern Caucasus Mountains) to Georgia and northeast Turkey. It exhibits several geographical variants. Its natural habitat is temperate forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

It feeds on Aristolochia species.[2]


  1. ^ Van Swaay, C.A.M. & Warren, M.S. (2000). "Zerynthia caucasica". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2000: e.T39482A10240917. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2000.RLTS.T39482A10240917.en. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  2. ^ Insect Systematics & Evolution. Apollo Books. 2007. p. 122.
  • 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.

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