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Melitaea ambigua Menetries, 1859

Имаго  Melitaea ambigua


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Nymphalidae subfamily Melitaeinae tribe Melitaeini subtribe Melitaeina genus Melitaea subgenus Mellicta → species Melitaea ambigua

Species name(s)

Melitaea (Mellicta) ambigua Menetries, 1859 = Mellicta ambigua (Ménétriés, 1859) = Mellicta athalia ambigua. [3, 9]



This species marks on the maps: 4.

Russia regions

#24. Gorno-Altaisky*; #25. Tuvinsky*; #27. Pribaikalsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #40. Primorsky.

* An asterisk denotes a region for which the species is listed as an migrant or information that requires additional checking.

Имаго  Melitaea ambigua

Detailed information with references


  • Regions of the Russian Federation: Gorno-Altaisk (?), Trans-Baikal, the Lower Amur, Pribaikalskiy, Primorye, Sakhalin, Mid-Amur, Tuva (?). [3].

Subspecies of Melitaea ambigua


Photos: Irina Nikulina.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

The species characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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15.11.2015 18:27, Stan Korb

It is necessary to add another subspecies:

kurmaevi Kolesnichenko et Bush, 2015
sayanskalpina Verity, 1940
mandschurica Fixen, 1887

11.11.2015 21:35, Irina Nikulina

Peter, all three subspecies of this kind we have the generic name Mellicta, it would be necessary to correct Melitaea

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