Parnassius apollo - Apollo - Apollovlinder - Apollofalter
The groundcolour of the Apollo is white or cream with a variable dusting of grey scales, usually heavier in the female than in the male. There are two large black spots in the cell of the forewing, and another one near the hind margin of the forewing. The upperside of the hindwing bears two conspicuous red or orange spots ringed with black, although these may be quite small. The underside of the hindwing has these same spots and some additional ones at the base. The body is rather furry, as in all apollos, providing useful insulation in the Alpine habitat. Flight from May to September in a single brood. The flight of the Apollo is sluggish and the butterfly spends lot of time sitting on flowers or on the ground. The foodplants are stonecrops and houseleeks.