Point of interest 

Apollo Butterfly

The large black spots on the forewings and red eye-spots with white core on the hindwings are characteristic for the Apollo butterfly (Parnassius apollo). The female lays its eggs specifically on stonecrop plants (Sedum and Sempervivum), as these are the exclusive food of the Apollo butterfly caterpillar. The chance to see the highly endangered and strictly protected Apollo butterfly in the World Heritage region are quite good thanks to the largely intact habitats. Especially in the months of June and July the Apollo butterfly can be found frequently in the arid and semi-arid grasslands in the Valais.