A Lepidoptera Expedition to the Far East Region of Russia.

T. C. Emmel, A. Sourakov, A. Dantchenko

Abstract


The results of a joint Russian-American expedition to the Far East region of Russia in July 1995 are reported, including a list of all 119 butterfly species recorded, with comments on habitats, life histories, and notes on the moth fauna. This ecologically unique area, north and south of Vladivostok, supports a mixture of subtropical and north temperate flora and fauna making this site among the richest in biodiversity in the Palearctic Region. The Lepidoptera fauna in particular deserves intensive study.

Keywords


biodiversity; biogeography; Coleoptera; Hesperiidae; Lycaenidae; Nymphalidae; Papilionidae; Pieridae; Russian Far East; Sphingidae

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