Melitaea didyma (Esper, 1779) - Spotted Fritillary.
Range: N Africa, S Europe, Anterior and Central Asia, Kazakhstan, S Ural, the southern West Siberia.
ssp: neera Fischer de Waldheim, 1840 (= uralca Bryk, 1940); range: the Volga River basin, S Ural, the southern West Siberia.
Larva on a leaf of its foodplant Phlomis tuberosa L.
A high steppefied right bank of the Shipunikha Rivulet 3 km NE of the village Evsino, Iskitim district, Novosibirsk Province, West Siberia, Russia. 8th June 1996. O. Kosterin