Welcome, Dear Guests!
Parnassius davydovi was discovered in 2005 by Vladimir Pletnev, Sergei Saluk and me in 2005 in Tian-Shan. The new species belongs to the so-called “gliding” Parnassius (one of the most studied and popular groups of butterflies), being the nearest relative of P.
autocrator and P. loxias, large and beautiful…Now the species status of this taxon is confirmed by mtDNA studies.
This page is devoted to this
species – and, as I hope – to all Centralasian Parnassius occurring in
of the former USSR.
The original description of P.davydovi is here. Later, I hope to add other descriptions of new Parnassius
found in the expeditions where I participated as a member or the organizer.
- P. staudingeri daniil Gluschenko, Martynenko et Churkin, 2001;
- P. nomion chingizkhan Churkin, 2003 (description is here);
- P. nomion saldaitisi Churkin, 2004 (description is here);
- P. phoebus bulawskii Gluschenko et Martynenko, 2000;
- P. phoebus severus Churkin et Zamolodchikov, 2004;
- P. phoebus tsenguun Churkin, 2003 (description is here), etc.
I also hope that more new descriptions may be added in future – if we are
lucky to find something else new.
Some additional photos of the new species and those from our expedition are
If you need to buy P. davydovi – please, write me (the whole price-list includes many other Parnassius
from the East Palaearctic, except China).