Parnassius delphius (Eversmann, 1843)

Ketmen Mtns 3250 meters July 1998 melanic form: styx  (enlarged) Naryn-Tau 2600 meters Kirghyzia ssp albulus female
Kirgizskiy Alatau, NW Tian Shan July 1999 ssp namaganus

   Widespread but local from N Afghanistan and N India to Central Russia east to western China. Numerous subspecies; Melanic forms such as the one shown occur in several of the subspecies in varying proportions.