Spanish Festoon

Zerynthia rumina (zare-IN-thee-uh roo-ME-nuh)

Spanish Festoon - Alpes-Maritimes - 8 May 2015
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Checklist Number
56.0001

Family:PapilionidaeLatreille, 1802
Subfamily:ParnassiinaeDuponchel, 1835
Tribe:LuehdorfiiniChapman, 1895
Genus:ZerynthiaOchsenheimer, 1816
Subgenus:ZerynthiaOchsenheimer, 1816
Species:rumina(Linnaeus, 1758)

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Introduction

Goss (1877) writes: "When I was in Brighton last Saturday, Mr. Dowsett, of North Street, showed me a fine specimen of Thais rumina which had recently been caught in the Brighton market. There can be no doubt that the insect had been imported from the Mediterranean with fruit or vegetables. - H. Goss, The Avenue, Surbiton Hill, Surrey: 11th October, 1877". It is believed to have been accidentally imported as a pupa since this species is not migratory.

Zerynthia rumina

This species was first defined in Linnaeus (1758) as shown here (type locality: Southern Europe).

Spanish Festoon - Gibraltar 22-March-2012

Male
Photo © Ian Pratt

Spanish Festoon underside - Var, SE France, 17 April 2015

Male Underside
Photo © David M

Spanish Festoon female - Var, France 14-April-2013

Female
Photo © Roger Gibbons

Spanish Festoon Sierra de Gredos May 2011

Female Underside
Photo © johnb

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History

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Conservation Status

No conservation action is relevant for this species.

Habitat

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Distribution

2. Adventive
 

This species is considered an adventive, which is a species which arrives in the British Isles with the direct assistance of an external vector, without which it would not be present. Adventives are species that one would not expect to find in this country, either through inadvertent migration or through any other natural means of dispersal, with the exception perhaps of the most extreme meteorological event or possibly the transportation of a stage in the life cycle in a highly unlikely but natural means (e.g. an ovum or larva being transported upon the foot, bill, or plumage of a migratory bird).

Life Cycle

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Imago

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Zerynthia rumina

Spanish Festoon 2 - imago - 24th April 2011, Provence

Photo © NickB
24-Apr-2011

Spanish Festoon - Alpes-Maritimes - 28 April 2012

Photo © CFB
28-Apr-2012

Spanish Festoon - Gibraltar 22-March-2012

Photo © Ian Pratt

Spanish Festoon Sierra de Gredos may 2011

Photo © johnb
04-May-2011

Spanish Festoon - Alpes-Maritimes - 17 April 2015

Photo © CFB
17-Apr-2015

Spanish Festoon - Alpes-Maritimes - 30 April 2014

Photo © CFB
30-Apr-2014

Spanish Festoon 2009 Clive Burrows [Clive Burrows]

Photo © Clive Burrows

Spanish Festoon - Alpes-Maritimes - 6 May 2011

Photo © CFB
06-May-2011

Spanish Festoon - Alpes-Maritimes - 3 March 2012

Photo © CFB
03-Apr-2012

Spanish Festoon female - Var, France 14-April-2013

Photo © Roger Gibbons
14-May-2013

Spanish Festoon - imago - Unknown location - Unknown date (2) [Guy Padfield]

Photo © Guy Padfield

Spanish Festoon Sierra de Gredos May 2011

Photo © johnb
04-May-2011

Spanish Festoon - Gibraltar 22-March-2012

Photo © Ian Pratt

Spanish Festoon - imago - Unknown location - Unknown date [Guy Padfield]

Photo © Guy Padfield

Spanish Festoon underside - Var, SE France, 17 April 2015

Photo © David M

Spanish Festoon pair, Gibraltar Upper Rock. 26 March 2014.

Photo © essexbuzzard
26-Mar-2014

Spanish Festoon 1 - imago - 24th April 2011, Provence

Photo © NickB
24-Apr-2011

Spanish Festoon - Alpes-Maritimes - 4 May 2012

Photo © CFB
04-May-2012

Spanish Festoon Sierra de Gredos Spain May 2011

Photo © johnb
04-May-2011

Spanish Festoon - Alpes-Maritimes - 8 May 2015

Photo © CFB
08-May-2015

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Ovum

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Spanish Festoon Ova - Algarve - April 2010

Photo © NickMorgan

Zerynthia rumina - Egg (Provence, Massif de la Sainte Baume, late May 2013) [Wolfgang Wagner]

Photo © Wolfgang Wagner
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Larva

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Spanish Festoon larvae - Alpes-Maritimes -  15 June 2014

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15-Jun-2014

Spanish Festoon larva and ovum - Alpes-Maritimes -  16 June 2014

Photo © CFB
16-Jun-2014

Spanish Festoon larva - Alpes-Maritimes -  17 June 2014

Photo © CFB
17-Jun-2014

Spanish Festoon larva - Alpes-Maritimes -  24 June 2014

Photo © CFB
24-Jun-2014

Spanish Festoon larva Z. rumina 20.07.2014 Provence [Tim Norriss]

Photo © Tim Norriss

Spanish Festoon larva - Alpes-Maritimes - 27 May 2015

Photo © CFB
27-May-2015

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Pupa

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Zerynthia rumina - pupa [Wolfgang Wagner]

Photo © Wolfgang Wagner
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Aberrations

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References

The species description provided here references the following publications:

ReferenceDetails
Chapman (1895) Chapman, T.A. (1895) Scheme of Classification of the Rhopalocera Founded on the Structure of the Pupae. Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation.
Duponchel (1835) Duponchel, P.A.J. (1835) Histoire naturelle des lépidoptères ou papillons de France, par M. J.-B. Godart. Continuée par P.-A.-J. Duponchel. Diurnes. Supplément aux tomes premier et deuxième.
Goss (1877) Goss, H. (1877) Thais lumina captured in the Brighton market. Entomologist's Monthly Magazine.
Latreille (1802) Latreille, P.A. (1802) Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière, des Crustacés et des Insectes.
Linnaeus (1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758) Systema Naturae. Edition 10.
Ochsenheimer (1816) Ochsenheimer, F. (1816) Die Schmetterlinge von Europa.