Copyright: Per Hoffmann Olsen

Parnassius mnemosyne (Linnaeus, 1758)

Parnassius mnemosyne

Did you know?: The female P. mnemosyne gets, after mating, a socalled sphragis (copulation plug) from the male species.

Flight-period Central Europe:

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

Conservation Status:

  NE DD LC NT VU EN CR RE EX
Austria [*1]
Vienna - Austria [*2]

 

  • English: Clouded apollo
  • German/Austrian: Schwarzer Apollo
  • Danish: Mnemosyne
  • Image: 1920x1080
  • Location: Austria, Niederösterreich, St. Corona a. Schöpfl
  • Date: 29/05/2011
  • Copyright: Per Hoffmann Olsen
  • Camera: Canon EOS 50D
  • Lens: Sigma 150mm APO Macro

 

In this picture a large white sphragis is seen under the abdomen. This is common with most Apollos and is a strategy to increase the mating success of individual males.

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