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Phoebus Parnassian Parnassius phoebus


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Phoebus Parnassian
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Family: Papilionidae, Swallowtails view all from this family

Description Parnassius phoebus, known as the Phoebus Apollo or Small Apollo, is a butterfly species of the family of Swallowtail butterflies (Papilionidae) found in Eurasia and North America.

P. phoebus is found in the Alps, Urals, Siberia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China, Alaska and Canada south through the United States to Utah and New Mexico.

Dimensions Wingspan 2 3/8-3" (60-75 mm).

Habitat Grasslands & prairies, Meadows & fields, Scrub, shrub & brushlands.

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