Archon apollinus (Herbst, 1798)

Komraishan, Iran; 4/28/65 male ssp. krystallina Kemen Forest Israel Dec 20 1980 ssp bellargus
East Turkey, 1100 meters elevation female ssp??

    Roughly six subspecies are known. Widespread through Western Europe (Bulgaria and Greece) East to Armenia and Iran, including much of the Middle East. Protected in Greece. Adults emerge in March/April. Some females have a beautiful red dusting to wings.