LEPIDOPTERA

Atrophaneura alcinous
Atrophaneura alcinous confusus (Rothschild, 1895)

TYPE LOCALITY. "Japan".
RANGE. E. China to the S. Ussuri region, Korea and Japan.
DISTRIBUTION AND VARIATION. The S. Ussuri region, populated by the ssp. confusus (Rothschild, 1895) which is very close to the nominate subspecies.
HABITATS AND BIOLOGY. Mixed forests (broadleaved with fir) with its host plant, the vine Aristolochia mandshhuriensis. Flight period: May- August in two generations. Pupa hibernating.

Photo and text: Guide to the BUTTERFLIES OF RUSSIA and adjacent territories Volume 1. PENSOFT, Sofia - Moscow. 1997




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