LEPIDOPTERA

Luehdorfia puzilo
Luehdorfia puziloi puziloi Erschoff, [1872]

TYPE LOCALITY."...les environs du fleuve Oussuri" [Ussuri region].
RANGE. Manchuria (NE. China), the Ussuri region, the Kuril Islands, N. Korea, Japan.
DISTRIBUTION AND VARIATION. In the Ussuri region, the nominate subspecies occurs (= eximia Cruger, 1878; = erschovi Bryk, 1921). The status of the populations from the Kuriles requires verification, as they may prove to belong to L. japonica Leech, 1893.
HABITATS AND BIOLOGY. Mixed mountain forests up to 1,500 In a.s.l. Flight period: April-May. Host plant: Asarum sieboldii. Eggs are laid on the underside of leaves. Pupa hibernating.

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




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