Parnassius mnemosyne - Clouded Apollo - Zwarte apollovlinder - Schwarzer Apollofalter
The groundcolour of the Apollo is white prominent black veins and NO red spots. There are two black spots in the cell of the forewing. The grey scales around the tip of the forwing are almost transparent. The underside is rather shiny and simular to the upperside. Mated females carry a particularly large sphragis. The body is rather furry, as in all apollos, providing useful insulation in the Alpine habitat. Flight from May to August 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 various kinds of corydalis species.