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Parnassius (Parnassius) tianschanicus astrictio Ohya, 1987

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

Habit:

: Kirghizia : Kirghizia : Kirghizia : Kirghizia, inner Tian-Shan mountains, Sary-Dzas range, Enelchec, 2600-2800 m, 2007.07.07, coll. Michael Kurz
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underside: Kirghizia, inner Tian-Shan mountains, Sary-Dzas range, Enelchec, 2600-2800 m, 2007.07.07, coll. Michael Kurz      
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Description of adults: Examined: 1 , pictures of 3 . Wing expanse: 65 mm. Head black with greyish-white, black mixed tufts of hair-like scales; palpi scaled beige and light brownish, with long black hair-like scales directed downwards and ahead; eyes dark brown; flagellum of antennae black, distinctly ringed whitish, bulb black; thorax black, covered with distant whitish-grey hair-like scales, denser anteriorly, otherwise scarce; forewings white on upperside, black irrorated at basis and along costal margin; outer margin broad grey, the proximal margin of the grey band irregularly undulated; in the anterior wing half, submarginally a narrow grey band, parallel to outer margin, in posterior part of wing dissoluted in single small spots; in middle of cell and at discus a big, ellipsoid, black crosswise spot each, the discal one accompanied by a small black, subcostal longitudinal streak towards basis; in postdiscal area two small black, red centered spots subcostally and between M1 and M2, between them a small grey spot; a similar, but bigger spot anterior to middle of inner margin; hindwings also white on upperside with broad band of blackish scaling along inner margin, elongated into a tip towards discus; outer margin grey in a broad band, cilia blackisk around tips of veins; in submarginal area, a row of spots consisting of irregular grey spots in anterior part and black lunulae in posterior part; two black spots at inner margin slightly anterior to anal angle, arranged in a row rectangular to inner margin; a big crimson, delicately black bordered, round spot each, basally to middle of costal margin and postdiscally between M1 and M3, broken by black M2; forewing underside except for the black cell spots and the three crimson centered spots nearly devoid of scales, with fatty gloss; hindwing underside similar to upperside, the two big crimson spots with large white center, the two spots near anal angle crimson centered too and four additional crimson, broadly black bordered spots in basal half of inner margin, in costal, radial, medial and anal field; legs black, beige scaled with light brownish tone; abdomen black with whitish-grey hair-like scales, scarce on upper side, denser on underside.

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Publication data:

history:
Kurz Michael: 2012.01.25
Kurz Michael: 2012.03.09
Kurz Michael: 2012.08.03
not reviewed

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