Fabriciana niobe (Linnaeus, 1758) (= Argynnis niobe) - Niobe Fritillary.

Range: Europe, Anterior and Central Asia, S Ural, S Siberia, the Russian Far East, Mongolia, N. China.

ssp.: niobe Reuss, 1922: range: Central and East Europe, West Sibirica.

a female, wings open.

A birch grove at village Fadino, 10 km S of Omsk, 16th August 1998. Photo: O. Kosterin

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