LEPIDOPTERA

Elphinstonia transcaspica transcaspica (Staudinger, 1891)

Elphinstonia transcaspica

TYPE LOCALITY. "Krasnovodsk" [Turkmenia]; "Achal-Tekke" [S.Turkmenia]; "Schahmd" [NE. Iran].

RANGE. Confined to S. Turkmenia and N. Iran.

DISTRIBUTION AND VARIATION. Inhabiting the foothills of Kopet-Dagh Mts.

TAXONOMIC NOTES. Until recently, it has been regarded as a subspecies of E. charlonia (Donzel, 1842).

HABITATS AND BIOLOGY. Arid foothills and semi-deserts. Flight period: March-April. Host plants: Matthiola, Cleome, Reseda, Kickxia. Pupa hibernating.

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

 

 

 

      • Elphinstonia tomyris (Christoph, 1884)

Elphinstonia tomyris (Christoph, 1884)

 Elphinstonia tomyris

TYPE LOCALITY. "Askhabad" [Ashkhabad, Turkmenia].

RANGE. S. Turkmenia, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, N. Iran.

DISTRIBUTION AND VARIATION. Inhabiting the mountains of Kopet-Dagh and S. Ghissar.

HABITATS AND BIOLOGY. Flight period: April-May at arid foothills up to 1,500 m a. S.I. Host plant: Sisymbrium. Pupa hibernating.

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




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