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

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