Melitaea didymoides

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Melitaea didymoides
Melitaea didymoides pekinensis - Seitz.png
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Melitaea
Species: M. didymoides
Binomial name
Melitaea didymoides
Eversmann, 1847[1]
  • Melitaea sibirica Staudinger, 1861 (nomen nudum)
  • Melitaea sibirica [Heyne], [1893] (preocc.)
  • Melitaea mandschurica Seitz, [1909] (preocc.)
  • Melitaea seitzi Matsumura, 1929
  • Melitaea mandschukoana Bryk, 1940
  • Melitaea cansicola Bryk, 1940

Melitaea didymoides is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found in Russia (Transbaikalia to the Amur and Ussuri regions) as well as in Mongolia and China.[2] The habitat consists of dry meadows and xerothermic slopes with thin vegetation.

Adults are on wing from June to July.


  • Melitaea didymoides didymoides (southern Tuva, Transbaikalia, Amur)
  • Melitaea didymoides yagakuana Matsumura, 1927 (southern Ussuri)
  • Melitaea didymoides pekinensis Seitz, [1909] (northern China)
  • Melitaea didymoides latonia Grum-Grshimailo, 1891 (central China)
  • Melitaea didymoides eupatides Fruhstorfer, 1917 (Gansu)
  • Melitaea didymoides hummeli Bryk, 1940 (southern Mongolia)


  1. ^ "Melitaea Fabricius, 1807" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Russian Insects