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.: paulina Nordman, 1851 (= nordmanni Korshunov, 1984); range: the Baikal region, Transbaikalia, Amurland.

A female; wings closed.

An open larch/birch stand on a southern slope of the Polovinnaya Pad' valley few kilometres of the Argun' River left bank 13 km S of the village Uryupino, Gazimurskozavodskoi District, E Chita Province, E Transbaikalia, Siberia, Russia. 28th July 1997. O. Kosterin.

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