LEPIDOPTERA

Brintesia circe (Fabricius, 1775)
    Brintesia circe   (Fabricius, 1775)

TYPE LOCALITY. "Europa" [Germany].

RANGE. S. Europe to the Caucasus and Transcaucasia.

DISTRIBUTION AND VARIATION. The S. European part, the Crimea - the nomi-nate subspecies; the Caucasus Major and Minor - ssp. venusta (Fruhstorfer, 1909).

HABITAT AND BIOLOGY. Steppe habitats up to 2,000 m a.s.l. Flight period: July-September. Host plants (Nekrutenko, 1990; Hesselbarth et al., 1995): various grasses, e.g. Lolium, Anthoxanthum, Bromus, Sesleria, Festuca, etc.

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




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