LEPIDOPTERA

Pontia glauconome (Klug, 1829)

Pontia glauconome

TYPE LOCALITY. "Arabien, Berg Sinai" [Mt. Sinai, Egypt].

RANGE. S. Turkmenia, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan.

DISTRIBUTION AND VARIATION. In the south of Turkmenistan, in Uzbekistan and in Tajikistan (S. Ghissar and Turan), the species is represented by the ssp. iranica Bienert, 1870.

HABITATS AND BIOLOGY. Xerophytic mountain slopes and foothills with poor vegetation, occurring at altitudes not exceeding 1,500 m a.s.1. Flight period: March-October in a succession of three to four generations. Specimens differ greatly in appearance from generation to generation.

SIMILAR SPECIES. P. chloridice, P. daplidice, P. callidice: UNH green color well-developed.

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




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