Butterflies (Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera) of West Altai

  title={Butterflies (Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera) of West Altai},
  author={V. Lukhtanov and M. Vishnevskaya and A. Volynkin and R. Yakovlev},
  journal={Entomological Review},
  • V. Lukhtanov, M. Vishnevskaya, +1 author R. Yakovlev
  • Published 2007
  • Biology
  • Entomological Review
  • A total of 176 species of butterflies have been found in West Altai. Their distribution ranges, phenology, biological preferences, and taxonomic structure are analyzed. Numerous Siberian butterfly species from the genera Erebia, Oeneis, Clossiana, Boeberia, and Colias have been found in West Altai which may be accounted for its westernmost position in the mountain system of southern Siberia and very humid climate. At the same time, many western Palaearctic as well as few Middle Asian… CONTINUE READING
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