To which phylum butterfly belongs

Parnassius acco - Parnassius orleans

Parnassius acco , the painted Apollo , is a butterfly found in high altitude in Asia. It is a member of the snow apollo genus Parnassius of the swallowtail family, Papilionidae.


Note. The wing pattern in Parnassius species is inconsistent and the large number of subspecies and shapes make the correct ones problematic and lost. Structural things developed by the genitals, alar veins, sphragis, and foretibial epiphysis are more, but not fully developed. The description given here is only a guide. For an identification key, see Ackery P. R. (1975).

Perception: matt gray-white. Forewing: marginal border and base with a scattering of black scales, alternating the white scales that are clearest and densest in the cell, this last one is crossed by a medial and an apical right, broad, transversal deep black band; The cell tip must have an irregular, twisted, dark black intervertebral disc band, which certainly belongs from the costa to the vein 3, in some specimens to the dorsal edge, in most of them belong to a certain purple-red spot; This is followed by less irregular and, in the largest specimens, somewhat broader post-disk and terminal work transverse ligaments as well as a preciliar slender line through the line at terms and dorsum. Hind wing: back half of the wing dark black, interest or upper edge of this color includes a disc, a subcostal and a basal black circled spot, a color from purple to pinkish-yellow, one of a series including a series of lunular spots and a narrow end band, that is crossed by the white vein and becomes. Cilia both wings conspicuously white. Underside with a glassy appearance. In front fast as on the perception, but the black markings, with the exception of the two bars in the cell, are only through the view from above through the sight. Hind wings: basic color white, the disc-shaped, costal and basal pink or purple spots are only transparent from above; a double, poorly defined row of black moon markings, one from a personal row as on the foundation, another with a duller black and less clear. Antennae pale brownish black, with a more or less profuse covering of scattered white scales; Belly black, covered with somewhat sparse, long, fine white hair.


Pakistan, Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and further to Sikkim, Nepal and China.


The art gilded known as very rare and heard. Further information from the Indian highlands and Tibet will be covered. The subspecies P. a. Geminifer is listed in India.

See also

Quoted relationship

Other interests

  • Evans, W. H. (1932). The true Indian butterflies (2nd ed.). Mumbai, India: Bombay Natural History Society.
  • Haribal, Meena (1992). The butterflies of the Sikkim Himalayas and their natural history. Gangtok, Sikkim, India: Sikkim Nature Conservation Foundation.
  • Sakai S., Inaoka S., Toshiaki A., Yamaguchi S., Watanabe Y. (2002) The Parnassiology. The Parnassius Butterflies, A Study in Evolution, Kodansha, Japan. ISBN 4-06-124051-X
  • Weiss, J.-C. (1992) Parnassiinae of the World - Part 2, Sciences Nat, Venette, France. ISBN 0-9532240-2-3

further reading

  • [sv] The Swedish Wikipedia North further interests and synonyms.

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