LEPIDOPTERA

Athymodes nycteis Menetries, 1859
Athymodes nycteis  Menetries, 1859

• TYPE LOCALITY. «... 1'embouchure de Foussoum [Ussuri region].

• SYNONYM: cassiope (Menetries, 1859).

• RANGE. Amur and Ussuri regions; NE. China, Korea.

• DISTRIBUTION AND VARIATION. The Amur and Ussuri regions are populated by the nominotypical subspecies.

• HABITATS AND BIOLOGY. Primary and secondary deciduous forests with admix­ture of elm. Flight period: July to August. Host plant in the Ussuri region (Dantchenko & Nikolaevsky, in press): Ulmus pumila. Hibernation as instar 3 larvae.

Photo and text: Guide to the BUTTERFLIES OF RUSSIA and adjacent territories Volume 2. PENSOFT, Sofia - Moscow. 2000




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