Anaphaeis aurota turanica (Sheljuzhko,1908)

 Anaphaeis aurota

TYPE LOCALITY. "Coromandel" [SE. India].

RANGE. N. Africa and the entire S. Asia from Lebanon to Indonesia.

DISTRIBUTION AND VARIATION. The northern part of the range includes S. Turkmenia and Tajikistan, from where the ssp. turanica (Sheljuzhko,1908) has been described.

HABITATS AND BIOLOGY. Semi-desert habitats with the host plant Capparis herbacea. Flight period: September-November in two generations. Most probably a migrant.

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

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