Copyright: Per Hoffmann Olsen

Parnassius apollo (Linnaeus, 1758)

Parnassius apollo

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.

Flight-period Central Europe: from May to September

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Imago

Conservation Status in Austria: Near Threatened (NT)

  NE DD LC NT VU EN CR RE EX
Austria
Vienna - Austria

  

  • 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

 

The Flight Period does vary according to season, locality and altitude.

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

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