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Photo #14953: Zygaena purpuralis

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Zygaena purpuralis

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Photo: Eugene Davkaev. Image redone at the website. Identified by: Eugene Karolinskiy

Date and time, location shooting/catching: 2000-05-23 00:00:00, South Kazakhstan, the Talas Alatau range, the Ulken-Kaindy tract, the Aksu-Dzhabagly nature reserve

Photographer's comment: Looks very likely as Zygaena meliloti larva. The Cadastre of insects of Zapovednik Aksu-Dzhabagly registers 4 Zygaenidae species: Adscita (Adscita) subtristis Staudinger; Zygaena (Argumenia) sogdiana Erschov; Z. (Mesembrynus) purpuralis Brunnich; Z. (Zygaena) viciae Denis et Schiffermuller.

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23.10.2012 0:20, Peter Khramov

Moved to purpuralis.

22.10.2012 2:32, Eugene Karolinskiy

It seems to be sitting on thyme? Ergo, purpuralis, granted that there are no similar species in Kazakhstan.

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