Attributes of Parnassius smintheus

Rocky Mountain Parnassian
Parnassius smintheus Doubleday, [1847]

Family: Papilionidae
Subfamily: Parnassiinae
Identification: Antenna has alternate black and white rings. Upperside of forewing of females and most males with 2 red or yellow spots beyond the cell. In some males these spots are black.
Wing Span: 1 3/4 - 2 1/2 inches (4.5 - 6.4 cm).
Life History: Males patrol close to the ground for receptive females. Females lay eggs singly on almost any surface. Caterpillars feed on leaves and occasionally flowers and fruits. Hibernate as eggs.
Flight: One flight June-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Many species of stonecrop (Sedum) in the Crassulaceae family.
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers of Sedum and Asteraceae family.
Habitat: Open forests, meadows, grasslands.
Range: From New Mexico north along the Rocky Mountains and into southwest Alaska.
Conservation: No populations are of conservation concern.
NCGR:
Management Needs: None noted.
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
June 22, 2016 J_Martineau Carbon County, Montana, United States January 18, 2017 Details
July 12, 2014 PDunwiddie Chelan County, Washington, United States June 02, 2016 Details
July 05, 2014 PDunwiddie Kittitas County, Washington, United States May 30, 2016 Details
June 25, 2015 J_Martineau Teton County, Wyoming, United States December 11, 2015 Details
July 20, 2014 OhioHick Park County, Wyoming, United States July 23, 2015 Details
June 20, 2015 sagebird52 Albany County, Wyoming, United States June 28, 2015 Details
June 22, 2015 sagebird52 Albany County, Wyoming, United States June 28, 2015 Details
July 26, 2014 bellhanley Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States May 01, 2015 Details
July 26, 2014 bellhanley Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States May 01, 2015 Details
July 15, 2014 Blewis Glacier County, Montana, United States July 20, 2014 Details
July 06, 2014 janazak Yukon Territory, Canada July 14, 2014 Details
July 07, 2014 sagebird52 Albany County, Wyoming, United States July 09, 2014 Details
July 09, 2014 Lawrence J. Urban (Betty D. Bisom) Lewis And Clark County, Montana, United States July 09, 2014 Details
June 21, 2014 LibbyMegna Albany County, Wyoming, United States June 25, 2014 Details
June 21, 2014 Mountain Roamer Albany County, Wyoming, United States June 25, 2014 Details
June 14, 2014 telekineticturtle Jefferson County, Colorado, United States June 22, 2014 Details
August 07, 2013 wvbirder Clallam County, Washington, United States March 08, 2014 Details
August 23, 2009 rosenthal.k Colorado, United States February 15, 2014 Details
August 29, 2013 toddewen Summit County, Colorado, United States February 13, 2014 Details
August 05, 2013 jamesheintz1 Chelan County, Washington, United States September 14, 2013 Details
August 22, 2013 Doug Taron Ferry County, Washington, United States September 05, 2013 Details
August 26, 2013 schlemans Yakima County, Washington, United States September 01, 2013 Details
August 05, 2013 jamesheintz1 Chelan County, Washington, United States August 12, 2013 Details
July 13, 2013 jamesasym La Plata County, Colorado, United States July 28, 2013 Details
July 10, 2013 Kit Davenport Siskiyou County, California, United States July 18, 2013 Details
June 15, 2013 agoseris Missoula County, Montana, United States July 11, 2013 Details
August 14, 2010 snowcat Lewis County, Washington, United States March 06, 2013 Details
July 25, 2011 Nancy Lea Sandy Natrona County, Wyoming, United States December 24, 2012 Details
August 07, 2012 Cheryl Henley Madison County, Montana, United States October 12, 2012 Details
August 12, 2012 plex1ppus Okanogan County, Washington, United States September 22, 2012 Details
July 15, 2012 gellerbj Gallatin County, Montana, United States July 25, 2012 Details
July 08, 2012 PDunwiddie Kittitas County, Washington, United States July 11, 2012 Details
July 20, 2009 hjbarkey9 Routt County, Colorado, United States May 15, 2012 Details
July 12, 2009 hjbarkey9 Park County, Colorado, United States May 14, 2012 Details
August 02, 2011 Nancy Lea Sandy Natrona County, Wyoming, United States March 28, 2012 Details
August 14, 2011 J_Martineau Johnson County, Wyoming, United States December 02, 2011 Details
July 12, 2011 Nancy Lea Sandy Natrona County, Wyoming, United States November 29, 2011 Details
July 31, 2011 Glacier British Columbia, Canada September 10, 2011 Details
August 26, 2011 mattersf Alberta, Canada August 28, 2011 Details
June 23, 2007 RaisingButterflies.org Davis County, Utah, United States August 09, 2011 Details
July 25, 2009 plex1ppus (plex1ppus) Pend Oreille County, Washington, United States March 13, 2011 Details
June 30, 2010 J_Martineau Fremont County, Wyoming, United States January 23, 2011 Details
July 26, 1969 legacy.reporter (Emmel & Shields) Elko County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 28, 1969 legacy.reporter (Emmel & Shields) Elko County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 22, 1969 legacy.reporter (Emmel & Shields) Elko County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 15, 1973 legacy.reporter (W. E. Knoshaug) Elko County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 20, 1973 legacy.reporter (Peter Herlan) Elko County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 11, 2010 legacy.reporter (Paul Opler and EviBuckner-Opler ) Teton County, Oregon, United States December 31, 2010 Details
July 21, 2010 legacy.reporter (Paul Opler and EviBuckner-Opler ) Cache County, Utah, United States December 31, 2010 Details
July 19, 2010 legacy.reporter (Paul Opler and EviBuckner-Opler ) Teton County, Wyoming, United States December 31, 2010 Details