LEPIDOPTERA

Thoressa varia (Murray, 1875)
 Thoressa varia (Murray, 1875)

TYPE LOCALITY. Japan.

SYNONYMS: melancholica Bryk, 1942.

RANGE. Islands of E. Asia; the record from Korea (Kurentzov, 1970) requires confirmation.

DISTRIBUTION AND VARIATION. The Sakhalin and Kuril Islands. UPS spots vary in size up to totally absent.

HABITATS AND BIOLOGY. Forest edges and clearings. Flight period: June-July. Host plant in Japan (Fukuda et al., 1984): Sasa kurilensis.

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




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