Satyrinae of the Western Palearctic

Chazara persephone (Hubner, [1805])

Type locality: "Russland, bei Sarepta". [Vicinity of Volgograd, S. Russia]

Range: From the Crimea across the Caucasus and north of the Middle East to Iran; from the S. Urals across Kazakhstan to the S. Altai and W. Siberia

Habitat: Dry stony habitats up to 1,800mtrs

Flight Period: June to August

Subspecies:

ssp. persephone - (= anthe Ochsenheimer, 1807; = caucasica Nordmann, 1851);  the S. European part, the Caucasus Major and Minor, the S. Altai, W. Siberia, Crimea, Kazakhstan;

ssp. pseudoenervata Lukhtanov, 1999 - Kazakhstan Ust-Kamenogorsk-Gebiet, Süd-Altai, Kurtschum-Gegend, Burabai, 600 m.

ssp. transiens Zerny, 1932 - the Armenian Highland, Talysh, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia.

Form: A colour form with ochreous-red bands is known under the name of hanifa (Herrich-Schaffer, 1850).

Chazara persephone persephone

ssp. persephone

Chazara persephone transiens

ssp. transiens

ssp. pseudoenervata
Chazara persephone hanifa

ssp. transiens f. hanifa

Chazara persephone persephone
 ssp. persephone

Chazara persephone transiens

ssp. transiens

ssp. pseudoenervata
Chazara persephone hanifa

ssp. transiens f. hanifa

Chazara persephone habitat - photo copyright © Valentin Tikhonov

07/05/2009, Dagestan, etc. Oaks neighborhood, 600 meters above sea level.

Chazara persephone habitat - photo copyright © Valentin Tikhonov

06/26/2011 Azerbaijan, env. Gobustan.

Chazara persephone habitat - photo copyright © Valentin Tikhonov

06/26/2011 Azerbaijan, env. Shamkhor, 900 m above sea level.

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