RUSSIAN FAR EAST, USSURI, three locations in the Primorski Region to the north of Vladivostok, June into July 2019 in the company of Adrian Hoskins and others. *These photos are also included in the pages for Europe given the familiarity of many Eastern Palaearctic species with their counterparts in the West 

RUSSIAN FAR EAST, June/July 2019, an Adrian Hoskins trip to the Ussuri (also included on Europe pages due to close relationships with other Palaearctic species)

Sericinus montela
Sericinus montela

male, Novonezhino, 3 July

Sericinus montela
Sericinus montela

male, at the same location, 3 July

Sericinus montela
Sericinus montela

male, same location, 5 July

Sericinus montela
Sericinus montela

female, Novonezhino, 5 July

Sericinus montela
Sericinus montela

female, as in the previous photo

Sericinus montela
Sericinus montela

larva on aristolochia foodplant, same location as adults, 5 July

Coal train
Coal train

at least 80 trucks long, Novonezhino, 5 July

Parnassius stubbendorfi koreana
Parnassius stubbendorfi koreana

in the Tayga meadow on 27 June

Parnassius stubbendorfi koreana
Parnassius stubbendorfi koreana

the same insect as shown in the previous shot

Meadow at Tayga
Meadow at Tayga

near Dalnegorsk, 27 June

Parnassius nomion korshunovi
Parnassius nomion korshunovi

Novonezhino, 3 July

Parnassius nomion korshunovi
Parnassius nomion korshunovi

same insect

Parnassius nomion korshunovi
Parnassius nomion korshunovi

as for the previous photo

Birch stand
Birch stand

inside the Tayga forest, 27 June

Papilio machaon sachalinensis
Papilio machaon sachalinensis

Swallowtail, Tayga, 24 June

Papilio machaon sachalinensis
Papilio machaon sachalinensis

Swallowtail, same insect as in the previous shot

Papilio xuthus
Papilio xuthus

near Anisimovka, 1 July

Aporia crataegi banghaasi
Aporia crataegi banghaasi

Black-veined White, near Dmitriyevka, south of Spassk-Dalniy,19 June

Aporia crataegi banghaasi
Aporia crataegi banghaasi

Black-veined White, Tayga forest, Dalnegorsk, 26 June

Bombina orientalis
Bombina orientalis

Oriental fire-bellied Toad in a puddle at Merkushevka, 22 June

Aporia hippia
Aporia hippia

forest road towards Tayga forest, 26 June

Aporia hippia
Aporia hippia

as in the previous photo

Colias poliographus
Colias poliographus

female, near Anisimovka, 1 July

Colias poliographus
Colias poliographus

male, also near Anisimovka on 1 July

Gonepteryx aspasia aspasia
Gonepteryx aspasia aspasia

Brimstone variant, Luk'yanovka, 5 July

Leptidea amurensis
Leptidea amurensis

near Anisimovka,1 July

'near Anisimovka'
'near Anisimovka'

the meadow location with a backdrop of the Livadiynskiy hills, 3 July

Leptidea morsei
Leptidea morsei

Fenton's Wood White, Luk'yanovka, 6 July

Longhorn beetles
Longhorn beetles

Tayga forest meadow, 27 June

Satyrium pruni jezoensis
Satyrium pruni jezoensis

Black Hairstreak, very worn, Luk'yanovka, 5 July

Thersamonolycaena dispar festiva
Thersamonolycaena dispar festiva

Large Copper, male, Merkushevka, 21 July

Thersamonolycaena dispar festiva
Thersamonolycaena dispar festiva

Large Copper, female, Vishnevka area, 20 June

Thersamonolycaena dispar festiva
Thersamonolycaena dispar festiva

Large Copper, female as in the previous photo

Everes argiades seitzi
Everes argiades seitzi

Short-tailed Blue, Luk'yanovka, 5 July

Cyaniris semiargus
Cyaniris semiargus

Mazarine Blue, female, on the Anisimovka lower ski slope, 3 July

Cyaniris semiargus
Cyaniris semiargus

as for the previous photo

Anisimovka
Anisimovka

lower ski slope in the early morning swirling mists on 3 July

Celastrina argiolas ladonides
Celastrina argiolas ladonides

Holly Blue subspecies, Tayga forest, 24 June

Chrysozephyrus smaragdinus Q
Chrysozephyrus smaragdinus Q

forest track leading to the Tayga forest, 20 June

Tayga Forest
Tayga Forest

muddy forest track, 20 June

Atara arata
Atara arata

also on the Tayga forest road, 20 June

Plebejus argyrognomon
Plebejus argyrognomon

Reverdin's Blue, female, somewhere between Vladivostok and Spassk-Dalniy alongside the M60, 19 June

Plebejus argyrognomon
Plebejus argyrognomon

Reverdin's Blue, female, same insect as shown previously

Bombina orientalis
Bombina orientalis

Oriental Fire-bellied Toad out of water on the track at Luk'yanovka, 5 July

Plebejus argus coreanus
Plebejus argus coreanus

Merkushevka, 21 June

Plebejus argus coreanus
Plebejus argus coreanus

as shown in the previous photo

Plebejus argus coreanus
Plebejus argus coreanus

Merkushevka, 21 June

Plebejus pseudaedon
Plebejus pseudaedon

in woodland on the Dalnegorsk to Tayga road, 24 June

Plebejus pseudaedon
Plebejus pseudaedon

the same insect as in the previous photo