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Species Parnassius eversmanni - Eversmann's Parnassian - Hodges#4153

Eversmann's Parnassian - Parnassius eversmanni - male
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Papilionidae (Swallowtails, Parnassians)
Subfamily Parnassiinae
Tribe Parnassiini (Apollos or Parnassians)
Genus Parnassius
Species eversmanni (Eversmann's Parnassian - Hodges#4153)
Hodges Number
4153
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Parnassius eversmanni Ménétriés [1850]. Type locality: "Kansk" [=error?, E. Sayan Mts?]
Parnassius thor Henry Edwards, 1881. Type locality: "about 800 miles up the Yukon river, Alaska"
Parnassius eversmanni thor (Henry Edwards) ?author?
Parnassius eversmanni meridionalis Eisner, 1978. Type locality: “Pink Mt., B. C., 122o 30' long., 57 o lat.” [British Columbia] [name invalid - preoccupied by Parnassius apollo meridionalis[/i] Pagenstecher, 1909]
Parnassius eversmanni pinkensis Gauthier, 1984 [replacement name for Parnassius eversmanni meridionalis Eisner]

Other names have been given to abberations and subspecies in Asia.
Explanation of Names
Our subspecies in North America is P. eversmanni thor.
Identification
Closely related to, and similar to Parnassius clodius, but usually smaller in size and with wings decidedly tinged yellow. Dark markings tend to be better developed in P. eversmanni.

Differs from Parnassius smintheus / phoebus in the same ways as does P. clodius; in addition to being yellower.
Range
north from northern British Columbia and across Alaska, mostly in mountains. Also in mountains of Asia.
Food
larval host: Corydalis and perhaps Dicentra