LEPIDOPTERA

Aeromachus inachus (Menetries, 1859)
 Aeromachus inachus (Menetries, 1859)

TYPE LOCALITY. "des bords de lAmour non loin de 1'embouchure du Ssoungari" [the S. Amur region near the delta of Songari River].

RANGE. E. Asia from the Amur region to Taiwan and Japan.

DISTRIBUTION AND VARIATION. The S. Amur and Ussuri regions, populated by the nominate subspecies. Variation little.

HABITATS AND BIOLOGY. Forest edges, grassy slopes and meadows at sea-shore. Flight period: July-August. Spodiopogon sibiricus has been recorded as a host plant in Japan (Fukuda et al., 1984). Larvae hibernating; pupation takes place on the upper surface of leaves.

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




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