Parnassius baileyi


Parnassius baileyi

Taxobox
name = Bailey's Apollo
regnum = Animalia


phylum = Arthropoda
classis = Insecta
ordo = Lepidoptera
unranked_familia = Rhopalocera
superfamilia = Papilionoidea
familia = Papilionidae
genus = "Parnassius"
species = "P. baileyi"
binomial = "Parnassius baileyi"
binomial_authority = South, 1913

Bailey's Apollo "Parnassius baileyi" is a high altitude butterfly which is found in S.W. China (Sichuan and N Yunan) and Eastern Tibet. It is a member of the Snow Apollo genus "Parnassius" of the Swallowtail (Papilionidae) family.

The taxonomic status of this butterfly is uncertain."Parnassius baileyi" was originally described as a subspecies of "Parnassius acco," later as a subspecies of "P. rothschildianus" Bryk, 1931 and also "P. przewalskii"(Alpherakyi 1887) , and now also treated as a separate species (Weiss 1992), (Chou, 1994).

The butterfly was named for Frederick Marshman Bailey who collected the first specimens.

References

*Chou, I. (ed) 1994. Monographia Rhopalocerorum Sinensium (Monograph of Chinese Butterflies) [in Chinese] . Henan Scientific and Technological Publishing House, Zhengzhou.
*Weiss, J.-C. 1992. "The Parnassiinae of the World". Part 2. Sciences Nat, Venette; 87 pp.

External Links

* [http://www2.nrm.se/en/lep_nrm/a/tadumia_accobaileyi.html NRM] Holotype of "baileyi" in the Swedish museum of Natural History where it is regarded as a subspecies of "Parnassius acco"


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