Parnassius phoebus (FABRICIUS 1793)

Small Apollo

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Photo by Mario Maier. Parnassius phoebus, 5th August 1998, Ultental / Italy

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pointer.gif (1285 Byte) Family: Papilionidae
Subfamily: Parnassiinae
plate phoebus

The Small Apollo looks much like the Apollo. The main differences are found in the antennae which in the Apollo is narrowly ringed with a darker gray. The red spots on the upper sides of the fore-wings of the Small Apollo are better developed than those of the Apollo.

Flight period:
One brood from July to August.

Larval host plants:
Saxifraga aizoides.

Red List Germany: ?

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