Boeberia parmenio (Boeber, 1809)
   Boeberia parmenio   (Boeber, 1809)


RANGE. From the Altai across S. Siberia and Mongolia to Yakutia and the Amur region; NE. China.

DISTRIBUTION AND VARIATION. In general, variation is not great; in high-altitude habitats of the Altai Mts., up to 2,900 m a.s.l., a smaller and darker form, alpina Elwes, 1899, is known to occur.

HABITAT AND BIOLOGY. Associated with forest-steppe habitats; commonly found in dry light pine forests, especially at their edges. Flight period: May-July.

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

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