Colias christophi

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Colias christophi
Colias christophi.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Colias
Species: C. christophi
Binomial name
Colias christophi
Grum-Grshimailo, 1885 [1]
Synonyms
  • Colias christophi aufderheidei Kotzsch, 1929
  • Colias christophi heidei Kotzsch, 1929
  • Colias christophi bang-haasi Bollow, 1930
  • Colias christophi ab. novosiltzovi Avinoff, 1910
  • Colias christophi helialaica Schulte, 1988
  • Colias christophi simplicissima Avinoff, 1910

Colias christophi is a butterfly in the family Pieridae. It is found in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

Description[edit]

Colias christophi has quite an exceptional aspect among Colias, the costal basal area having a peculiar reddish-brown colour, and the submarginal spots of the forewing being extraordinarily large and almost white, forming a continuous band which is traversed by the narrowly black veins. The hindwing is dark, feebly greenish with a white middle spot and a band of white submarginal spots. The underside is grey green, with a black middle spot on the forewing and a white one on the hindwing. The female differs only in the somewhat larger light submarginal spots on both wings.

Subspecies[edit]

  • C. c. christophi Kyrgyzstan
  • C. c. kali Korb, 1999 Tajikistan

References[edit]

  1. ^ Colias, Site of Markku Savela

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