Allancastria cerisy (Godart, 1824)

Mochrak, Israel; 4/81 ssp speciosa Island of Rhodes  ssp martini
Petrich region, Bulgaria  ssp. ferdinandi (a larger ssp in general)

     Wide range but often rare and local. Found from Yugoslavia east through most of the middle east to Iran and Iraq, north to the Caucasus mountains. Apparently common in Turkey. Protected by law in Greece. At least 11 subspecies have been described.