Morphological variation of Parnassius mnemosyne (Linnaeus) in eastern Fennoscandia (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae)

in Insect Systematics & Evolution
Restricted Access
Get Access to Full Text
Rent on DeepDyve

Have an Access Token?

Enter your access token to activate and access content online.

Please login and go to your personal user account to enter your access token.


Have Institutional Access?

Access content through your institution. Any other coaching guidance?



Morphological variation in Parnassius mnemosyne (Linnaeus, 1758) was studied using 20 measurements of the wing shape, venation and coloration in males and females of eastern Fennoscandian populations. The type specimens were analysed. The results were related to the previous subspecific division proposed by Bryk. The results suggest that the type specimens (nominate ssp.) can be classified together with the populations from southwestern Finland. The populations of the Åland archipelago seem to form a distinctive group (ssp. ugrofennica Bryk), differing from both the nominate subspecies and the Swedish ssp. romani Bryk. The results on the Karelian material agree well with Bryk's classification (ssp. karjala, ssp. poppii). The only Finnish inland population at Somero differs only slightly from other SW Finnish populations. The loss of populations in Finland has not resulted in losses of taxa at a subspecific level.

Insect Systematics & Evolution

An International Journal of Systematic Entomology



Content Metrics

Content Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 5 5 2
Full Text Views 0 0 0
PDF Downloads 0 0 0
EPUB Downloads 0 0 0