Kamchatka met a rare butterfly

На Камчатке встретили редчайшую бабочку

На Камчатке встретили редчайшую бабочку

Kamchatka met a rare butterfly

This butterfly, not afraid of subzero temperatures, and to see her — a great success for the entomologist.

May 6, 2019 at 18:57

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Moth Middendorf (Leucobrephos middendorffi) caught the eye of the staff of the Kronotsky state nature reserve at the source of kronotskoe. Previously, this butterfly was met entomologists in Kamchatka only in 1984, on the river Shchapina.

View Leucobrephos middendorffi was described first in 1858 and named in honor of Explorer and naturalist Alexander Middendorf. A characteristic feature of the species – early summer over the weak snow at sub-zero temperatures. As specified by experts of the Ministry, only a few people in the world catch of this species.

In Russia, the moth Middendorf theoretically can be found in the European North-East, Predbaikalskiy, the seaside and the southern-Yakut regions.

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