LEPIDOPTERA

Potanthus flava (Murray, 1875)
 Potanthus flava (Murray, 1875)

TYPE LOCALITY. Japan.

SYNONYMS: japonica Mabille, 1883.

RANGE. S. and E. Asia from the Amur basin to Japan, Thailand and the Philippines.

DISTRIBUTION AND VARIATION. The S. Ussuri region, populated by the nominate subspecies.

HABITATS AND BIOLOGY. Forest edges, sea-shore meadows and other open grassy habitats. Flight period: July-August. In Japan (Fukuda et al., 1984), larvae have been recorded on grasses and Iris.

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




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