Copyright: Per Hoffmann Olsen

Parnassius apollo (Linnaeus, 1758)

Copyright: Per Hoffmann Olsen

Did you know?: Just like most of the other Swallowtail butterflies the Apollo only lives for a short time as an adult - about 3 weeks.

In Sweden the Apollo drastically diminished in then 1950's. This is believed to be caused by acid rain.

  • English: Apollo
  • German/Austrian: Apollofalter
  • Danish: Apollo
  • Image: 1920x1080
  • Location: Austria, Niederösterreich, Hohe Wand, Ghf. Almfrieden
  • Date: 21/07/2009
  • Copyright: Per Hoffmann Olsen
  • Camera: Canon EOS 30D
  • Lens: Sigma 150mm APO Macro

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