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.

The proccess of hatching from the pupa of a female.

6th June 1995. The caterpillar was collected on a southern slope, overgrown with bushes of Spiraea and Caragana arborescens, of the valley of a brook being a left tributary of the Bol'shoi Tesh River 2 km upstream of its junction with the Malyi Tesh, within the famous "lime-tree island" of the forests of a relic species Tilia sibirica Fisch., 10 km east of the village Kuzedeevo, the elevation of Gornaya Shoriya, Novokuznetsk District, Kemerovo Province, West Siberia, Russia. 21st May 1995. O. Kosterin

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