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 

Sericinus montela
male, Novonezhino, 3 July
Sericinus montela
male, at the same location, 3 July
Sericinus montela
male, same location, 5 July
Sericinus montela
female, Novonezhino, 5 July
Sericinus montela
female, as in the previous photo
Sericinus montela
larva on aristolochia foodplant, same location as adults, 5 July
Meadow at Tayga
near Dalnegorsk, 27 June
Parnassius stubbendorfi koreana
in the Tayga meadow on 27 June
Parnassius stubbendorfi koreana
the same insect as shown in the previous shot
Parnassius nomion korshunovi
Novonezhino, 3 July
Parnassius nomion korshunovi
same insect
Parnassius nomion korshunovi
as for the previous photo
Birch stand
inside the Tayga forest, 27 June
Papilio machaon sachalinensis
Swallowtail, Tayga, 24 June
Papilio machaon sachalinensis
Swallowtail, same insect as in the previous shot
Papilio xuthus
near Anisimovka, 1 July
Aporia crataegi banghaasi
Black-veined White, near Dmitriyevka, south of Spassk-Dalniy,19 June
Aporia crataegi banghaasi
Black-veined White, Tayga forest, Dalnegorsk, 26 June
Bombina orientalis
Oriental fire-bellied Toad in a puddle at Merkushevka, 22 June
Aporia hippia
forest road towards Tayga forest, 26 June
Aporia hippia
as in the previous photo
Colias poliographus
female, near Anisimovka, 1 July
Colias poliographus
male, also near Anisimovka on 1 July
Gonepteryx aspasia aspasia
Brimstone variant, Luk'yanovka, 5 July
Leptidea amurensis
near Anisimovka,1 July
'near Anisimovka'
the meadow location with a backdrop of the Livadiynskiy hills, 3 July
Leptidea morsei
Fenton's Wood White, Luk'yanovka, 6 July
Longhorn beetles
Tayga forest meadow, 27 June
Satyrium pruni jezoensis
Black Hairstreak, very worn, Luk'yanovka, 5 July
Thersamonolycaena dispar festiva
Large Copper, male, Merkushevka, 21 July
Thersamonolycaena dispar festiva
Large Copper, female, Vishnevka area, 20 June
Thersamonolycaena dispar festiva
Large Copper, female as in the previous photo
Everes argiades seitzi
Short-tailed Blue, Luk'yanovka, 5 July
Cyaniris semiargus
Mazarine Blue, female, on the Anisimovka lower ski slope, 3 July
Cyaniris semiargus
as for the previous photo
Anisimovka
lower ski slope in the early morning swirling mists on 3 July
Celastrina argiolas ladonides
Holly Blue subspecies, Tayga forest, 24 June
Chrysozephyrus smaragdinus Q
forest track leading to the Tayga forest, 20 June
Atara arata
also on the Tayga forest road, 20 June
Plebejus argyrognomon
Reverdin's Blue, female, somewhere between Vladivostok and Spassk-Dalniy alongside the M60, 19 June
Plebejus argyrognomon
Reverdin's Blue, female, same insect as shown previously
Bombina orientalis
Oriental Fire-bellied Toad out of water on the track at Luk'yanovka, 5 July
Plebejus argus coreanus
Silver-studded Blue subspecies at Merkushevka, 21 June
Plebejus argus coreanus
as shown in the previous photo
Plebejus argus coreanus
Merkushevka, 21 June
Plebejus pseudaedon
in woodland on the Dalnegorsk to Tayga road, 24 June
Plebejus pseudaedon
the same insect as in the previous photo
Meadows
between Anisimovka and Novonezhino, 1 July
Plebejus subsolanus
photo taken in the Anisimovka-Novonezhino meadows, 3 July
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Gonepteryx aspasia aspasia

Brimstone variant, Luk'yanovka, 5 July