Melitaea persea

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Melitaea persea
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Melitaea
Species: M. persea
Binomial name
Melitaea persea
Kollar, [1850][1]
Synonyms
  • Melitaea kaschtschenkoi Christoph, 1889
  • Melitaea didyma magnacasta Verity, 1929
  • Melitaea didyma araratica Verity, 1929
  • Melitaea didyma tauricus Belter, 1934
  • Melitaea microtauricus Belter, 1934
  • Melitaea hafiz Higgins, 1941
  • Melitaea afghana Heydemann, 1954
  • Melitaea darius Gross & Ebert, 1975
  • Melitaea pfeifferi Gross & Ebert, 1975
  • Melitaea montium Belter, 1934

Melitaea persea is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found from Iran and Asia Minor to Afghanistan and the western parts of the Tian Shan mountains.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Melitaea persea caucasica Staudinger, 1870
  • Melitaea persea dogsoni Grose-Smith, 1887
  • Melitaea persea paphlagonia Fruhstorfer, 1917
  • Melitaea persea montium Belter, 1934 (Syria, Lebanon, Israel)
  • Melitaea persea sargon Hemming, 1932 (central Saudi Arabia, Iraq)[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Melitaea Fabricius, 1807" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Nymphalidae - Subtribe Melitaeina