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Red Apollo

Parnassius apollo


Papilionidae, Parnassiinae, Parnassius apollo, Lötschberg Südrampe, Canton of Valais, Switzerland


Open, dry and rocky alpine area from 1000 up to 2400 m asl, not in forests.


I waited 45 years to see one of these! As children we played a WWF game where I saw it the first time. It is still strongly protected and vulnerable in Europe.

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Valais/Wallis, Switzerland

Spotted on Jun 3, 2017
Submitted on Jun 4, 2017

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