Parnassius apollo (LINNAEUS 1758)


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Photo by Mario Maier. Parnassius apollo, June 1996, Arnstein / Bavaria

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pointer.gif (1285 Byte) Family: Papilionidae
Subfamily: Parnassiinae
Plate Apollo

Apollo is one of the largest, most beautiful and most famous butterflies of Europe and at the same time the most endangered species, extinct in various European countries. That is why the butterfly is world-wide protected! There is a similar species in the alps, the Small Apollo.

Flight period:
One brood from May to September.

Larval host plants:

Red List Germany: 1

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