One more for this evening a named subspecies and a good specimen. P. apollo styriacus frhs from Prebichl, Styria, Austria. Collected by B.H. Cooke in 1930. Illustrated by the fine artist Richard Lewington. Please excuse the yellowing on some of the specimens, this was due to the over head lighting. No flash Guns used in the museum.
isaricus is a rarity in museums!! Even 100 years ago it was a rarity in collections, just like all the other Czech ssp. nowadays it is impossible to get. These are true rarities. Many of them were described when all the localities were already extinct.
Thanks to Czech collectors like Hugo Otto Viktor SKALA (Die Lepidopterenfauna Mährens) , Dr. Jakob STERNECK (Prodromus der Lepidopterenfauna Böhmen), Josef Ernst Kammel and Austrian professor Hans Kolar we evidence of those long lost localities. Currently there is free to download a paper "Zur Rassenfrage von Parnassius apollo L. in den Sudetenländern" by Hans Rebel where all ssp. are discussed.
The last photo is actually Parnassius sacerdos not apollo
Interesting information, the museum will be pleased, that they have one of the extinct Czech subspecies. I fully admit I am a novice as regards parnassius, but find the distribution and extinctions of the European apollo very interesting. Do you mean Parnassius phoebus sacerdos or is the latter now regarded as a separate species. I am not sure how that museum acquired that name under their specimen.
It take it this is the rare P. apollo nevadensis ( Oberthur 1901). Capture in Andalucia, Serria Nevada Spain, Rommei 1925 ex coll H.J. Turner. Although from the images I have seen, those margin orange-spots seem unusual ?