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Zerynthia (Zerynthia) Ochsenheimer, 1816

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Zerynthia Ochsenheimer, 1816


The species of the typical subgenus Zerynthia are distributed from northwestern Africa throughout the northern Mediterranean region and the south of central Europe to the Ukraine and Kazakhstan in the east and to Iran in the southeast and cover therefore the whole distribution range of the genus (De Prins, 2004, Häuser, 2006).


Species of Allancastria Bryk, 1934 normally have 3 little tails on the hindwings, although these tails are missing in some species.

Worth knowing:


De Prins, W. (2004): Papilionidae. In - Karsholt, O. & E. J. van Nieukerken (eds.). Lepidoptera, Moths. – Fauna Europaea version 1.1, http://www.faunaeur.org [online 2008.07.29].
Häuser, C. (2006) genus Zerynthia. In: Bisby F.A., Roskov Y.R., Orrell T.M., Nicolson D., Paglinawan L.E., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., van Hertum J., eds. (2008). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist. Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/annual-checklist/2008/. Species 2000: Reading, U.K

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2008.07.29
not reviewed