The Apollo or Mountain Apollo (Parnassius apollo), is a butterfly of the Papilionidae family. It is found on mountains in Europe usually above 1,000 metres up to 2,000 m, preferring flowery meadows and mountain pastures. This species is of interest to entomologists due to the variety of subspecies, often only restricted to a specific valley in the Alps. One of the loveliest species of butterfly in the Alps, it is white with two red, black-edged "eye marks" on its wings. The caterpillar's favorite food plant is stonecrop (Sedum). Thanks to my daddy Paolo, he's very fond of butterflies. When I asked him which kind of butterflies were the ones on the gown, he immediately reconized them.
- Gown and shoes: Alexander McQueen SS 2011 -
Source: wikipedia.com, daddy :-)
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