Damora sagana (Doubleday, 1847) (= Argynnis sagana; = Argynnis paulina Nord.).
This species is famous for its outstanding sexual dimprphism, the males being black-spotted brick-red, as typical for Argynniinae, the females being brownish-black with a violet-green flash and white bands and spots, as Limenitiinae or Apaturinae. It was first described by a male from NE China by Doubleday in 1847 and then by a female as Damora paulina Nordmann, 1851 from the Irkutsk environs.
Range: South Siberia east of the Ob' River basin (locally), East Asia.
ssp.: relicta Korshunov, 1984; range: the western range east to the Sayan piedmonts.
a male on Rubus idaeus.
A road in a pine forest, the Stolby Nature Reserve, Krasnoyarsk Province, 11th July 1995. Photo: O. Kosterin