Clouded apollo - Parnassius mnemosyne


Family: Papilionidae

Flight Time: April-August

Size: 60-80mm

Altitude: 75-2300m

The clouded Apollo has quite a wide distribution, but is often local. The amount of suffusion over the wings is quite variable and has given rise to a number of named subspecies.

This picture was taken in Bulgaria (top) and Greece (right) by Mark Ogden.


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Sheltered gullies, near boggy areas

Clouded apollo distribution.


Early Stages




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