Zerynthia caucasica


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Zerynthia caucasica
Species Authority: (Lederer, 1864)
Common Name(s):
English Caucasian Festoon

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1ac+2c ver 2.3
Year Published: 2000
Date Assessed: 2000-06-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Van Swaay, C.A.M. & Warren, M.S.
Reviewer(s): Mace, G.M. & Hilton-Taylor, C. (Red List Programme Office)
Has a restricted distribution which has probably declined by 20-50% in the past 25 years (which equates to a 20% population reduction over the last ten years).

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is declining in Turkey, but the status in the Caucasian republics is poorly known.
Armenia (Armenia); Azerbaijan; Georgia; Turkey
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits moist, herbaceous clearings, roadsides and other open places in mixed and deciduous woodland and feeds on species of Aristolochia (Aristolochiaceae).
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Van Swaay, C.A.M. & Warren, M.S. 2000. Zerynthia caucasica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.
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