Full scientific name:
Parnassius apollo (Linnaeus, 1758)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year. Overwinters as caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
On mountains only. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
The wings are white. There are black spots on the forewing and red spots on the hindwing. Additionally, the forewing has transparent edges.
Imago feeds with nectar of various flowers. More active in the morning.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Woodlands and woodland clearances on the slopes and rocky terrains. Elevations: >700m.