ENTOMOLOGICAL NEWS FROM RUSSIA, Volume 1, number 1, February 1998
Juri A. Beskokotov
(36, Sovetskaya Str., Nerehta, Kostroma Reg., Russia, 157810)
Notes on the biology and ecology of
Parnassius mnemosine L. and Parnassius аpollonius Eversm. (Lepidoptera, Papilionidae)
the Aksu-Dzhabagly reserve (Western
Замечания по биологии и экологии
Parnassius mnemosine L. и Parnassius аpollonius Eversm. (Lepidoptera, Papilionidae)
в заповеднике Аксу-Джабаглы (Западный Тянь-Шань, Казахстан)
Ключевые слова: Тянь-Шань, Аксу-Джабаглы, mnemosine, apollonius.
Some of the biology and ecology peculiarities of Parnassius mnemosine and P. apollonius in the Aksu-Dzhabagly reserve are considered in this article.
Рассмотрены некоторые особенности биологии и экологии Parnassius mnemosine и P. apollonius на территории заповедника Аксу-Джабаглы, (Западный Тянь-Шань).
Aksu-Dzhabagly, the oldest reserve of Central Asia, is situated in the
Western Tian Shan (Talasskiy Alatau and
Parnassius mnemosine is numerous species in the reserve. Hibernation occurs in the eggs that females deposit on the ground or on various objects on the ground. The larvae are yielded in early spring (in late March-April). They are feed only on the Corydalis ledebouriana Kar. et Kir. (Fumariacea) in the course of 3-4 weeks. The larvae are pupated in the friable cocoon amongst plant litter or underneath stones.
Imagines are emerged in the low mountains (1100-
Parnassius apollonius is an ordinary
species in the Aksu-Dzhabagly (to
The larvae are pupated mostly underneath stones in cocoon. The pupal stage lasts about 15-20 days. The flight period of P. apollonius is differed in the separate years. The beginning flight is 10 May – 15 June and the last meeting of imagines is early July. A flight lasts 2-3 weeks. The butterflies are fed mostly flowers of Pseudosedum spp., Scabiosa soongorica Schrenk.