Scolitantides orion (Pallas, 1771) - Chequered Blue.

Range: the forest-steppe and southern forest zones of Euroasia and the adjacent mountains, east to the Magadan Province and Kamchatka, south to Tien Shan.

ssp.: ornata Staudinger, 1892; range: Tien Shan, the Dzhungarian Alatau Mts., the mountains of South Siberia, the Far East.

wings closed.

A bushy western slope of a mountain on the Katun' River right bank N of the village Manzherok, Maima District, Altai Republic, the Altai Mts., West Siberia, Russia. 30th June 1989 O. Kosterin.

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