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Language: Bilingual in English and Russian
The first volume of the book combines characters of scientific edition and photo album and may be used as an illustrated guide to butterflies of the superfamily of Papilionoidea in Dzhungar, Tien Shan, Alai and Eastern Pamirs. This book includes 145 essays in Russian and English involving representatives of the families of Papilionidae, Pieridae and Satyridae. One new combination is proposed. Data on type locality, general area of distribution, typical habitats, pre-imaginal stages and life-history are presented in each essay, of which text is illustrated with colour photographs of collection specimens, butterflies in a natural setting, pre-imaginal stages, food-plants and typical biotopes. Spreading of subspecies is given in the distribution map for each species.