Eogenes alcides (Hemch-Schaffer, [1852])
 Eogenes alcides (Hemch-Schaffer, [1852])

TYPE LOCALITY. "Amasya" [N. Turkey].

RANGE. From Asia Minor across Iran and Afghanistan to Pakistan (Baluchistan, Chitral) and W. China.

DISTRIBUTION AND VARIATION. The Armenian Highland, Kopet-Dagh, Ghissar, S. Ghissar, the W. Pamirs, E. Turkestan (Hi River). UPS varies to being almost spotless. The nominate subspecies flies in Transcaucasia; in the Kopet-Dagh and further eastwards, there occurs the ssp. ahriman Christoph, 1884.

HABITATS AND BIOLOGY. Oases and river valleys in arid mountains and foothills. Flight period: May-June.

SIMILAR SPECIES. Gegenes nostrodamus (female): UPS spots whitish and narrow, UNF more or less uniform.

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

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