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All pictures are taken in pure natural conditions and depict fully free butterflies. I added some main synonims, unfortunately, in many cases the nomenclature, especially generic, is still unstable and I am not able to adduce all the circulating synonyms. The main regions are indicated where pictures were taken.

(Click an image to enlarge and see a detailed legend, often a story why this butterfly or its very shot is interesting)


                  N Y M P H A L I D A E

Apatura metis                   Transbaikalia    












Apatura ilia                    Transbaikalia          

                                Khabarovskiy Kray

Mimathyma nycteis               Khabarovskiy Kray


Limenitis populi                Novosibirsk Region     
- " -                           Krasnoyarsk Region 

Limenitis sydyi latifasciatus   Transbaikalia           

Limenitis helmanni              Novosibirsk Region      

Limenitis reducta               Krasnodar Region        

Neptis sappho                   Novosibirsk Region      
- " -                           Transbaikalia           

Neptis rivularis                Transbaikalia           
- " -                           Novosibirsk Region 


Neptis philyra                  Khabarovskiy Kray


Aglais urticae                  Novosibirsk             
                                Altai Mts., Kamchatka   



Aglais caschmirensis            Tadjikistan             

Nymphalis antiopa               Novosibirsk,Omsk,Altai  
- " -                           Tuva               

Nymphalis xanthomelas           Novosibirsk Region, Tuva



Nymphalis vau-album D. et S.    Novosibisk Region       
   (= Nymphalis l-album Esp.; = Polygonia l-album; = Polygonia vau-album)

                                Altai Mts.
                                Khabarovskiy Kray

Polygonia c-album               West Siberia, Crimea    
                                Tomsk Province

Polygonia c-aureum              Khabarovskiy Kray

Polygonia aegea                 Tadjikistan             

Inachis io                      Novosibirsk Region      

Vanessa atalanta                Krasnodarskii Krai, Omsk

Vanessa indica                  Transbaikalia           


Cynthia cardui                  Novosibirsk Region      
   (= Vanessa cardui)           Altai Mts.              

Araschnia levana                Novosibirsk, Kemerovo Province


                                Tomsk Province



Araschnia burejana              Transbaikalia           

                                Khabarovskiy Kray

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