Sergei A. Toropov & Alexander B. Zhdanko The butterflies (Lepidoptera, Papilionoidea) of Eastern Turan, Tarbagatai,
Saur and South-western Altai. Vol. 2. Danaidae, Nymphalidae, Lycaenidae. – Bishkek, 2015. – 425 + IV p.
The second 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 Papilionoidea in Eastern Turan, Tarbagatai, Saur and South-western Altai. This
book includes 145 essays in Russian and English involving representatives of the families of Danaidae, Nymphalidae,
and Lycaenidae. 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. This edition is a prolongation of a series (first book, also in two volumes, was devoted to Papilionoidea fauna
in Dzhungar, Tien Shan, Alai and Eastern Pamirs).
Figs. 1383. Bibliography 74.
Dr. Sci. Prof. Vladimir L. Kazenas (Inst. Zoology of Rep. Kazakhstan)
Scientific consultant: Sergei V. Churkin(Rus. Entom. Soc., Editor of HELIOS Lepidopterological almanac)
Scientific corrector/editor of Rus./Eng. text: Dmitry A. Milko(Kyrgyz Entom. Soc., National Acad. Sci.)
English translation: Sergei A. Toropov
Сomputer making-up: Sergei A. Toropov &Elena V. Garina
Choice of photos: Sergei A. Toropov & Alexander B. Zhdanko
Jacket (photo by A. Zhdanko):
Bajluana argali arkhar(V. Lukhtanov, 1990) (Saur Mt. R., Shargutsu) – on fore side,
Melitaea didyma neera Fischer de Waldheim, 1840 (Bukhtarma River valley, Kamenukha ) – on back side.
© 2015 Sergei A. Toropov &A. Zhdanko.
Printed and bound in , Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic). 2015. Ed. cc.