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Parnassius (Parnassius) corybas altaicus Shepard & Manley, 1998

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

Habit:

: Altai mountains : Altai mountains : Altai mountains : Altai mountains
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: Altai mountains : Russia, Altai, near Ust-Kan, 2003.06.20, coll. Michael Kurz underside: Russia, Altai, near Ust-Kan, 2003.06.20, coll. Michael Kurz  
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Description of adults: Examined: 1 . Wing expanse: 50 mm. Head black, with long, inwardly greyish-white, outwardly blackish vestiture of hair-like scales on frons; labial palpi brownish at basis, distally scaled white, with long, downwardly directed, black and greyish-white hair-like scales; eyes elongate oval, dark brown; antennae appr. 1/3 of forewing length, black, distinctly ringed white by a crown of white scales on every segment; forewing upperside nearly completely covered with white scales, near basis scaling more scarce, blackish suffused; outer margin also not completely covered with scales, grey with blackish nerves; submarginally a grey, narrow fascia across 3/4 of wing width, near costa bent distad, towards center dissolved into several spots; in middle of cell and at discus an elongate black cross-spot each, the one at discus nearly reaching costa; postdiscally a dark grey, indistinct, red-centered spot at costa, immediately followed dorsally by a somewhat bigger, more blackish spot between M1 and M2; above center of inner margin, a small black spot; hindwing upperside also completely covered with white scales; inner margin blackish in a broad belt, not reaching tornal angle, elongated into a delicate tip towards discus; immediately proximad to tornal angle, two small black spots, arranged cross-wise; basad middle of costa a round, crimson, delicately black bordered spot; a similar spot postdically between M1 and M2, centered white and accompanied by a small black spot posterior to M2; forewing underside nearly devoid of scales, except for the black spots in cell and some red scales in the area of the postdiscal costal spots; hindwings, except for the spots, also nearly devoid of scaling, with fatty gloss like forewings; spots along costa, between M1 and M2, as well as the two small spots near tornal angle all red, centered white and delicately bordered black; inner margin also with a broad belt of scaling, proximally black, distally white, with four red black bordered spots in costal, radial, medial and anal area; thorax ventrally densely covered with long whitish-grey, hair-like scales, as well as basis of black, partly white scaled legs; abdomen black, dorsally scarcely, ventrally densely covered with long, whitish-grey, hair-like scales.

: As usual, females are generally more blackish suffused, with bigger red spots.

Distribution:

Anatomy:

     
-genitalia, uncus, ventrally, prep.-no. 1262, M. Kurz: Russia, Altai, near Ust-Kan, 2003.06.20      
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Publication data:

history:
Kurz Michael: 2012.01.25
Kurz Michael: 2012.08.03
Kurz Michael: 2019.11.20
Kurz Michael: 2020.06.29
not reviewed

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