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Clodius Parnassian Parnassius clodius


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Clodius Parnassian, Male
credit: Robert Nash /CCSA

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Family: Papilionidae, Swallowtails view all from this family

Description Parnassius clodius (MÈnÈtries, 1835) is a high altitude butterfly which is found in the U.S. and Canada. It is a member of the Snow Apollo genus Parnassius of the Swallowtail (Papilionidae) family.

Dimensions 2 3/8-3" (60-76 mm).

Habitat Canyons & caves, Forests & woodlands, Meadows & fields.

Range Southwest, Rocky Mountains, Alaska, Western Canada, California, Northwest.