Parnassius loxias (Pungeler, 1901)

Actash Mustag, 3400 meters,  July 1997 (male top, female below)

    Rare and very restricted range in extreme western China (Sinkiang, Ak su, Kun-lun-Shan) and Kirghizia. Flies on steep slopes with rocky and steppe vegetation at medium altitudes (3100 to 3800 meters). Poorly known. Several subspecies have been described and the size of hindwing ocelli is variable.