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Parnassius Latreille, 1804

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Parnassius Latreille, 1804
Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:


Species of Parnassius are distributed holarctically, mainly in mountainous or subarctic regions (Häuser, 2006). The distrubution pattern of many species is very scattered, due to postglazial extinction in lowland areas. Other species are endemites of often very small aereas only.

Worth knowing:


Häuser, C. (2006): Papilionidae. 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: 2008.08.14
not reviewed