Satyrinae of the Western Palearctic

Pseudochazara pelopea (Klug, 1832)

Type locality: "Monte Libano Syriae prope Arissam" [Lebanon].

Range: Lebanon, Turkey, the Caucasus, Syria, Turkmenistan and Kopet-Dagh.

Habitat: Dry slopes with thin xerophytic vegetation at 1,000-3,000 mtrs.

Flight Period: June to August.

Subspecies:

ssp. pelopea (Klug, 1832) - Monte Libano - Lebanon;

ssp. persica (Christoph, 1877) – the Caucasus Major and Minor, the Armenian Highland and Talysh; Adana, Adıyaman, Ağrı, Bingöl, Bitlis, Diyarbakır, Elazığ, Erzurum, Gaziantep, Gümüşhane, Hakkari, Kars, Kayseri, Malatya, Maraş, Mardin, Muş, Rize, Siirt, Sivas, Tunceli, Urfa, Van, Şırnak, Iğdır – Turkey;

ssp. tekkensis (Heyne, [1895]) – Kopet Dagh - Turkmenistan/Iran border.

Pseudochazara pelopea pelopea

ssp. pelopea

Pseudochazara pelopea persica

ssp. persica

Pseudochazara pelopea tekkensis

ssp. tekkensis

 
Pseudochazara pelopea pelopea

ssp. pelopea

Pseudochazara pelopea persica

ssp. persica

Pseudochazara pelopea tekkensis

ssp. tekkensis

 
Pseudochazara pelopea

Pseudochazara pelopea habitat - photo copyright © Valentin Tikhonov

 05/06/2008, Dagestan, the ridge Karatebe.

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