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Zygaena tamara Christoph, 1889


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Zygaenoidea family Zygaenidae subfamily Zygaeninae genus Zygaena subgenus Mesembrynus → species Zygaena tamara

Species name(s)

Zygaena (Mesembrynus) tamara Christoph, 1889 = Zygaena placida A. Bang-Haas, 1913 = Zygaena (Mesembrynus) tamara = Zygaena confluens Koch 1938 = Zygaena daemon Christoph 1893 = Zygaena quadripuncta Reiss 1933 = Zygaena rubra Rebel 1901.


Zoogeographical regions



27—30 mm.

Flight time

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Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Размах крыльев 27—30 мм. У свежевылупившихся бабочек пятна на передних крыльях красные, но со временем желтеют. [259]. Peter Khramov.


  • Эндемик. Горы Заргезурского хребта в пределах Нахичеванской АО и Армении. [259]. Peter Khramov.


  • С конца июля по август. [259]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Летает над склонами, поросшими синеголовником, чабрецом, колючими астрагалами и другими ксерофитами. В Красной Книге СССР и Азербайджана. [259]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Zygaena tamara


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26.02.2016 3:11, Peter Khramov Corrected data.

Flight time: No formalized data → , . Caterpillar lifespan: , → No formalized data.

26.02.2016 3:11, Peter Khramov Corrected data.

Zoogeographical regions: No formalized data → Palaearctic. Wingspan: No formalized data → 27—30 mm. Caterpillar lifespan: No formalized data → , .

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