Parnassius mnemosyne ssp. bang-haasi Bryk

Danish Clouded Apollo (Parnassius mnemosyne ssp. bang-haasi)

The Clouded Apollo (Parnassius mnemosyne (L.)) is native to the Palearctic, it inhabits meadows and woodland clearings; the species is divided into several subspecies, of which probably at least some are very likely invalid.  

The Danish Clouded Apollo is thought to have indeed been endmic to Denmark, where several populations were found, for example on the islands of Funen, Langeland, Lolland-Falster and Zealand.

The form was last seen on Zealand in 1948 in the Knudsskov forest near Vordingborg, respectively in 1961 in the Nordskoven forest near the town of Jægerspris. 


edited: 31.10.2020