1875 Foodplant Apollo Parnasius butterfly

1875 Foodplant Apollo Parnasius butterfly

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Caption: 1875 Original and accurate paintings of the rare and endangered Apollo Butterfly (Parnassius apollo) and the False Apollo (Parnassius mnemosyne) by an unidentified European Artist. Part of a remarkable series of original paintings of European Papilionids that appear to have been prepared as plates for a book which was never finished or published. (From the Paul D. Stewart collection. Approximate age established through watermark of paper). Shown here are adults, chrysalis and Sedum foodplant of this rare alpine butterfly.

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Keywords: 1800s, 19th century, alpine, apollo, art, artwork, butterfly, colour, entomology, europe, european, illustration, isolation, lepidoptera, papilionid, sedum, sub species, swallowtail, variation

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