Coenonympha mahometana

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Coenonympha mahometana
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Coenonympha
Species: C. mahometana
Binomial name
Coenonympha mahometana
Alphéraky, 1881[1]

Coenonympha mahometana is a species of butterfly in the Nymphalidae family. It is found in parts of the Tian-Shan region, mainly Kirgizstan, Kazakhstan, and western China. It can be found in various humid habitats from grassy fields along streams at foothills (1200–1700 m) to humid alpine meadows (3500–3700 m)

Flight period[edit]

The species is univoltine and is on wing between June and July, depending on altitude and locality.

Food plants[edit]

Larvae feed on grasses.


  1. ^ "Coenonympha Hübner, [1819]" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms


  • Species info
  • Guide to the Butterflies of Russia and Adjacent Territories Volume 1. Pensoft, Sofia - Moscow. 1997.