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OZT_5993 Allancastria cerisyi butterfly and Archon apollinus larva Allancastria cerisyi,Archon apollinus,False Apollo Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

OZT_5993

Allancastria cerisyi butterfly and Archon apollinus larva

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The False Apollo, ''Archon apollinus'' is a species of butterfly belonging to the Parnassinae Subfamily.

The species is found in Central and Eastern Europe and West Asia. They are found in Greece, Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Israel and Lebanon, and like others of the family show considerable variation with four or five subspecies. A morphologically similar species ''Archon apollinaris'' has been recently separated and has been found to by sympatric and reproductively isolated.

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Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded Apr 15, 2017. Captured Apr 8, 2017 16:29.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/8.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO100
  • 90mm