Euphydryas sibirica

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Euphydryas sibirica
Euphydryas sibirica davidi.jpg
Euphydryas sibirica davidi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Euphydryas
Species: E. sibirica
Binomial name
Euphydryas sibirica
(Staudinger, 1871)[1]
Synonyms
  • Euphydryas mandschurica (Staudinger, 1892) (preocc.)
  • Euphydryas tjutjujensis Higgins, 1950
  • Melitaea artemis var. davidi Oberthür, 1881
  • Euphydryas koreana (Collier, 1933)
  • Euphydryas discalis (Bryk, 1946)

Euphydryas sibirica is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found in north-eastern Asia, where it is found in steppe or steppe-like meadows.[2]

Adults are on wing from June to July.

The larvae of subspecies eothena feed on Scabiosa lachnophylla.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Euphydryas sibirica sibirica (Transbaikalia)
  • Euphydryas sibirica eothena (Röber, 1926) (Amur, Ussuri)
  • Euphydryas sibirica davidi (Oberthür, 1881) (northern China, Tuva, Mongolia) - David's checkerspot
  • Euphydryas sibirica tenebricosa (Bang-Haas, 1927) (China: Gansu)
  • Euphydryas sibirica phyllis Hemming, 1941 (North Korea)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Euphydryas Scudder, 1872" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Russian Insects