LEPIDOPTERA

Daimio tethys (Menetries, 1857)
  Daimio tethys (Menetries, 1857)

TYPE LOCALITY. . "Japon" [Itsu Peninsula, Honshu, Japan].

RANGE. E. Asia from Burma and S. China to Mongolia, the Amur region, Japan and Taiwan.

DISTRIBUTION AND VARIATION. The Amur region to the S. Ussuri region, populated by the nominate subspecies (= lineata Mabille et Boullet, 1916).

HABITATS AND BIOLOGY. Clearings and edges of deciduous and mixed forests. Flight period: late June to August, suggesting two generations. Host plants: Quercus mongolica (Graeser,1888) and Dioscorea nipponica (Fukuda et al., 1984).

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




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