Clodius Parnassian (Parnassius clodius)
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Clodius Parnassian (Parnassius clodius)

General: Clodius Parnassian (Parnassius clodius) are medium-sized butterflies of the high mountains recognized by their black bodies, translucent forewings with white spots, and black-bordered red spots on the white hindwings.

Taxonomy: Family: Parnassians and Swallowtails (Papilionidae); Subfamily: Swallowtails (Parnassiinae).

Clodius Parnassian (Parnassius clodius) Comments: These are butterflies of high mountains and the far north.
Clodius Parnassian (Parnassius clodius) At rest, this butterfly holds its wings flat, but swept back.
Clodius Parnassian (Parnassius clodius) While the forewings are translucent, the hindwings are white with two black-bordered red spots.
Clodius Parnassian (Parnassius clodius) habitat Habitat for this species. We saw several in this high alpine meadow in Yosemite National Park.

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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