Leptidea amurensis amurensis (Menetries, 1859)

 Leptidea amurensis

TYPE LOCALITY, "...des bords de 1'Amour; montagnes de Chingan jusqu'a Pakhale" [Amur basin; Khingan Mts. to Pakhale].

RANGE. From W. Siberia to the Ussuri region; N. Korea, China, Mongolia and Japan.

DISTRIBUTION AND VARIATION. The Amur and Ussuri regions, Sakhalin - the nominate subspecies; the Altai and Sayan mts., Transbaikalia - ssp. emisinapis Verity, 1911; Yakutia - ssp. jacutia P. Gorbunov et Korshunov, 1995.

HABITATS AND BIOLOGY. Forest edges, meadows and other open habitats. Flight period: May-August in two generations. Known host plant in Japan (Shirozu, Hara, 1969): Hedysarum ussuriense.

SIMILAR SPECIES. L. morsei: FW shorter and apex more or less rounded.

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

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