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Voyage entomologique en Oussouri

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Nous recevons de Yuri Berezhnoi ces propositions de voyages entomologiques en Oussouri.

Mr. Yuri Ivanovich Berezhnoi
18-26, Safonov Street, Vladivostok 690 011, Russia.
Phone: +7-916-373-5774 (speaks Russian and English)
e-mail : butterflies@mail.ru

(cliquer sur cartes et photos pour un meilleur effet !)

Note préliminaire de lepido-france.fr

L’Oussouri est la région explorée au début du XXe siècle par Vladimir Arsen’ev, le célèbre auteur de Dersou Ouzala que le réalisateur japonais Akira Kurosawa a porté à l’écran en 1975.

Dersou Ouzala, film de Kurosawa Akira (1975) avec Maxime Munzuk (Dersou Ouzala) et Yuri Solomine (Vladimir Arseniev)

Dersou Ouzala, film de Kurosawa Akira (1975) avec Maxime Munzuk (Dersou Ouzala) et Yuri Solomine (Vladimir Arseniev)

Nous recommandons la lecture des ouvrages de Vladimir Arsen’ev traduits en français :
• Arseniev, V., Dersou Ouzala, Pygmalion, Paris, 1977, 314 p. (seconde édition en 1991).
• Arseniev, V., Aux confins de l’Amour (V gorakh Sikhote-Alinia), Actes Sud, 1994, 234 p.

On trouvera de nombreuses données sur les rhopalocères de l’Oussouri dans :

• Gorbunov, Pavel & Kosterin, Oleg, The butterflies of North Asia (Asian part of Russia) in Nature
Volume 1. 2003, Moscow & Cheliabinsk, 300×235 mm, 783 col. photos, col. maps, index, in English. Hdb, 392 pp.
Volume 2. 2007, Moscow, 300×235 mm, 852 col. photos, col. maps, index, in English. Hdb, 408 pp.

Nous remercions vivement Nikolaj Nikolaevic Balatskij, ornithologue à Novosibirsk, pour sa contribution photographique.

N. N. Balatskij. Lac Khasan, Oussouri, 2001

N. N. Balatskij. Lac Khasan, Oussouri, 2001

Sites internet recommandés :
Lépidoptères de l’Oussouri (Papillons de Primorie – site de Nikolaj Nikolaevic Balatskij)
La région des Monts Sinyi (Chrebet Sinij – site de Nikolaj Nikolaevic Balatskij, photos, en russe)
La région à l’Est de Spassk Dal’nij (N. N. Balatskij)
Au Sud du Lac Khanka (N. N. Balatskij)

Entomological and Nature History Tours : USSURI

At any requested time from April to October 2010

Wagimo signata BUTLER, 1882 - Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Wagimo signata BUTLER, 1882 – Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Welcome to the Ussuri land of Russian Far East, with our entomological and Natural History Tour ! We arrange tours since 2002 and had many tourists from over the world. Comfortable apartments, travel to places by cross-country vehicle, cooking, guiding and other services are provided for tour members. Not only entomologists but other kinds of naturalists invited to join ! Check our tour prospectus. Meet in Ussuri !

Localisation des photos : Primorie (Oussouri) et région de Khabarovsk

Localisation des photos : Primorie (Oussouri) et région de Khabarovsk

About The Ussuri Country

Ussuri region situated in the southern part of Far Eastern Russia between the Pacific Ocean and Ussuri River along the Chinese border. Forest-covered hills and mountains at 300-1000 m (maximum 2000 m) altitude create main landscapes, and some areas have vast meadows and steppes. There are many rivers and lakes, including one of the largests in the world – Khanka Lake. Siberian cedar entwined by tropical looking liana – an emblem of local Nature, formed as a unique “union” of southern and northern biotas. Here you can see exotic and rare plants : aralia, philodendron, maakia, ginseng, dimorfant, microbiota, amur grape, taxus, manchurian aristolochia, various species of birches, maples, limes and lianas, and great selection of flowers. Fauna is also variable and showy, and presented by four species of deer, three species of bear, far-eastern leopard, amur tiger, harza, sable, goral, musk-deer and many other mammals, a huge diversity of birds, reptilians, amphibians and fishes, and plenty of insects. About 10% species of local flora and fauna belong to relicts and endemics, making the Ussuri Nature by one of most territorial over the North Palaearctic. A small population, or just about 2 millions for a territory of Spain size, together with limited assimilation permitted to save the wildlife in very good condition. Some places of the Ussuri Country still not investigated – a real Terra Incognita !

La taïga de l'Oussouri en automne. Photo : Andrej Silaev

La taïga de l’Oussouri en automne. Photo : Andrej Silaev

Lys sauvages, Oussouri. Photo : A. Silaev

Lys sauvages, Oussouri. Photo : A. Silaev

Lys sauvage. Oussouri. Photo : Yuri Berezhnoi

Lys sauvage. Oussouri. Photo : Yuri Berezhnoi

Pavots sauvages sur les rives du lac Khanka. Photo : Alexei Samus

Pavots sauvages sur les rives du lac Khanka. Photo : Alexei Samus

Crapauds colorés. Oussouri. Photo : Yuri Berezhnoi

Crapauds colorés. Oussouri. Photo : Yuri Berezhnoi

Un beau serpent de l'Oussouri (non venimeux). Photo : Yuri Bereznhoi

Un beau serpent de l’Oussouri (non venimeux). Photo : Yuri Berezhnoi

Local insects

Ussurian entomofauna considered the one of most variable in Palaearctic area, gathering taxa from Europe, Siberia, Far East, Manchuria, Japan and even subtropical regions. It presented by forestry, meadow, steppe, rocky, cave, alpine and other ecological groups and includes many endemics.

Local butterflies will number about 250 species and presented 11 species of Papilionidae (4 species of Parnassius), 7 species of Limenitis, 5 species of Neptis, various Clossiana, Boloria, Melitaea, Erebia and Colias, a large assortment of Lycaenidae (17 species of Zephirus and Thecla), Hesperiidae and others. Many taxa belongs to endemics (Seokia pratti, Goldia pacifica, Celastrina oreas, Atara betuloides, Protantigius superans, Carterocephalus dieckmanni etc.), described in only this region and limited environs. Ussuri butterflies flying in each place in number and many species – here is an easy to get a desirable batch even in a short excursion !

Lopinga (Crebeta) deidamia erebina BUTLER, 1883 - Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Baletskij

Lopinga (Crebeta) deidamia erebina BUTLER, 1883 – Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Baletskij

(Voir en fin d’article d’autres photos de lépidoptères)

Euphydryas ichnea ichnea BOISDUVAL, 1833 et Limenitis populi ussuriensis STAUDINGER, 1887. Oussouri. Photo : Y. Berezhnoi

Euphydryas ichnea ichnea BOISDUVAL, 1833 et Limenitis populi ussuriensis STAUDINGER, 1887. Oussouri. Photo : Y. Berezhnoi

Rassemblement de Papilio maackii MÉNÉTRIES, 1859, sur la berge d'une rivière. Photo : Yuri Shibnev

Rassemblement de Papilio maackii MÉNÉTRIES, 1859, sur la berge d’une rivière. Photo : Yuri Shibnev

Vacciniina optilete shonis MATSUMURA, 1927 (= amurica KURENTZOV, 1970 = sachalinensis KURENTZOV, 1970). Khabarovsk kraï, juin 2005. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Vacciniina optilete shonis MATSUMURA, 1927 (= amurica KURENTZOV, 1970 = sachalinensis KURENTZOV, 1970). Khabarovsk kraï, juin 2005. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Limenitis populi ussuriensis STAUDINGER, 1887. Khabarovsk kraï, juin 2005. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Limenitis populi ussuriensis STAUDINGER, 1887. Khabarovsk kraï, juin 2005. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Seokia (Limenitis) pratti eximia, MOLTRECHT, 1909, endémique des Mts Sikhota Alin. Oussouri (Primorskoe oblast), juin 2004. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Seokia (Limenitis) pratti eximia, MOLTRECHT, 1909, endémique des Mts Sikhota Alin. Oussouri (Primorskoe oblast), juin 2004. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Ladoga (Limenitis) camilla japonica MÉNÉTRIES, 1857, Oussouri. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Ladoga (Limenitis) camilla japonica MÉNÉTRIÈS, 1857, Oussouri. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Aldania raddei BREMER, 1861. Amour et Oussouri. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Aldania raddei BREMER, 1861. Amour et Oussouri. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Moth collecting is also fabulous and great. Thousands adults of Noctuidae from many taxa (only Catocala genus includes 22 species), Sphingidae (more than 30 species), Arctiidae (28 species), Saturniidae (8 species), Geometridae, Notodontidae, Lasiocampidae and various Micros attracted by lamp, which resembles collecting in a rainforest ! A large part of moth fauna is also ranked to endemics (Nossa palearctica, Epicopaea mencia, Brahmaea certhia, Rhodinia fugax, Rhodinia yankowskyi, Actias gnoma, Caligula boisduvalli and others) but may be collected for easily in many tour localities.

Chasse de nuit, Monts Livadyiskyi, Oussouri. Photo : Sergej Ivanov.

Chasse de nuit, Monts Livadyiskyi, Oussouri. Photo : Sergej Ivanov

Geometridae Sterrhinae : Problepsis phoebearia ERSCHOV, 1870 ? Monts Sinyi, Oussouri. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Geometridae Sterrhinae : Problepsis phoebearia ERSCHOV, 1870 ? Monts Sinyi, Oussouri. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

There is an excellent possibilities for a coleopterist trophy, who could get various Carabidae, including two dozen species of Carabus and many Cicindela, more than 200 species of Cerambycidae, with amazing blue-sky Rosalia coelestes and a beetle “Godzilla” Callipogon relictus (8-10 cm size !), a great variety of Buprestidae, Scarabaeidae, Curculionidae, Chrysomelidae, Dytiscydae, Sylphidae, Staphilinidae and beetles in other groups. Many their taxons putting to endemics and forming even separate families, as Sikhotealinidae and Amphizoidae.

Callipogon relictus SEMENOV, 1901. Oussouri. Photo : Yuri Berezhnoi

Callipogon relictus SEMENOV, 1901. Oussouri. Photo : Yuri Berezhnoi

Longicorne. Oussouri : Lac Khasan, juin 2004. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Longicorne. Oussouri : Lac Khasan, juin 2004. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Carabus smaragdinus FISCHER VON WALDHEIM, 1823, Oussouri. Photo : Valeryi Leontiev

Carabus smaragdinus FISCHER VON WALDHEIM, 1823, Oussouri. Photo : Valeryi Leontiev

You can find in this region various interesting dragonflies, cicadas, grasshoppers, warps, bees, flies and other insects.

Tour itineraries

We offer below on your choose following tour itineraries. You can inquire also for other itinerary, not stated in the tour prospectus, but please do it in advance (2-3 months before the tour).

Localisation des expéditions proposées : Sud-Ouest (Luehdorfia puziloi) : Andreevka & Lac Khasan. Sud (Papilio maacki) : les îles près de Vladivostok. Sud (Sephisa princeps) : les îles près de Nakhodka. Centre (Apatura iris) : Livadyiskyi et Vorobei Mts. Centre Nord (Seokia pratti) : Monts Sinyi. Nord-Ouest (Vacciniina optilete) : le Lac Khanka. Nord-Est (Parnassius stubbendorfii) : Dal'negorsk

Localisation des expéditions proposées : Sud-Ouest (Luehdorfia puziloi) : Andreevka & Lac Khasan. Sud (Papilio maacki) : les îles près de Vladivostok. Sud (Sephisa princeps) : les îles près de Nakhodka. Centre (Apatura iris) : Livadyiskyi et Vorobei Mts. Centre Nord (Seokia pratti) : Monts Sinyi. Nord-Ouest (Vacciniina optilete) : le Lac Khanka. Nord-Est (Parnassius stubbendorfii) : Dal’negorsk

• Livadyiskyi and Big Vorobei Mts, 60 km to the East from Vladivostok. Landscapes : broad-leaved (70%) and coniferous (30%) forest, valley meadows, small marshes, rocks, small subalpine meadows and small steppe locality. Staying will be provided in a wild mountain-forest area at comfortable bungalow or/and guest house, with sharing a separate room for 2 and 3 persons. Collecting is possible by step with getting localities at electric train but you can hire the car with driver (or without driver) for some days or all the tour time.

Dans les Monts Sinyi (Oussouri). Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Dans les Monts Sinyi (Oussouri). Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Vue sur les Monts Sinyi. En russe, "sinyi" signifie "bleu". De fait, ces montagnes, dans la lumière du matin ou du soir, semblent bleues. Photo : V. Zlobin

Vue sur les Monts Sinyi. En russe, “sinyi” signifie “bleu”. De fait, ces montagnes, dans la lumière du matin ou du soir, semblent bleues. Photo : V. Zlobin

• Sinyi Mts, 150 km to the North-East from Vladivostok. Landscapes : big plain and valley meadows, broad-leaved (60%) and coniferous (40%) forest, small marshes, small steppe points. Staying in a hotel of Spassk city and visit collecting places by local taxi, bus or/and the hired car.

• Two areas of Sichote-Alin Mts, to your choice : in a middle and northern part of Ussuri region. Landscapes : broad-leaved (40%) and coniferous (60%) forest, hill and valley meadows, rocks, big subalpine meadows, big marshes, small lakes. You will stay in a hotel of Dalnegorsk city (middle Ussuri) and comfortable guesthouse in Molodyozhnyi village (north Ussuri). Collecting localities available by step, local bus, taxi or/and the hired car.

Dans les Monts Sikhota Alin, Oussouri. Photo : Yuri Berezhnoi

Dans les Monts Sikhota Alin, Oussouri. Photo : Yuri Berezhnoi

• Khanka Lake area, 150 km from Vladivostok. Landscapes : forest-steppe, meadows, big marshes, big lake. You have for staying a two-person room at local touring base or guesthouse and intended to collect by step or/and the hired car.

• Southern part of Ussuri region at Andreevka village, 80 km to the South-West from Vladivostok. Landscapes : broad-leaved forest, hill meadows and steppes, seacoast rocks, small marshes. Staying is in a comfortable guesthouse or tourist base at the seacoast. Visits collecting places by step or/and the hired car.

• Vladivostok area and Sea Islands. Landscapes : broad-leaved (90%) and coniferous (10%) forest, hill and valley meadows, seacoast rocks, small marshes. Staying in a hotel and visit collecting places by bus, electric train, taxi, sea ferry or/and the hired car.

La côte de la mer du Japon où la taïga rejoint l'océan. Photo : Yuri Berezhnoi

La côte de la mer du Japon où la taïga rejoint l’océan. Photo : Yuri Berezhnoi

You can visit two and more mentioned places during the one tour. By the way, it gives better collecting batches, as the insect species have difference in areas. For example, some Parnassius butterflies may be found in only Sichote-Alin Mts, Callipogon relictus and Rosalia coelestis beetles – in Sinyi Mts, rare taxons of Sphingidae moths – in the South Ussuri part etc. Inquire to a tour organizer for information about the insect fauna in each mentioned and other areas.

Parnassius stubbendorfIi MÉNÉTRIÈS, 1849, female - Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Parnassius stubbendorfIi MÉNÉTRIÈS, 1849, female – Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

It is a possible to continue the tour also in other parts of Russia, closing to Ussuri region : Amur, Magadan, Yakutia, Sakhalin, Kamchatka and others, driving and flying there from Vladivostok or other neighboring cities, or visit the Ussuri region with your transit journeys via Vladivostok or Khabarovsk airport to Transbaikalien, Altai, China, Vietnam, Alaska and other regions. We could arrange also a 3-4 weeks fabulous travel by car or train from Vladivostok to Siberia and even to Europe, with stopping in interesting insect and Nature places and staying in road hotels and touring bases. To see all Russia in one trip, together with getting a huge assortment of insects – Idea of Dream !

Papilio maackii MÉNÉTRIÈS, 1859 - Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Papilio maackii MÉNÉTRIÈS, 1859 – Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Weather

Ussurian climate in summer may be compared with the one of a seacoast of Northern Europe, being a comfortable for travels and nature excursions. Temperatures range usually takes 23-28° C during the day and 14-20 at night. The humidity is about 70-80. There are a frequent rains and typhoons are possible in some days, but then usually stated a long sunny weather. A “sunny top” of the region situated in its continental parts (Spassk area), where 80 % of days of summer are sunny and the “cloudy top”, or the only 50 % of sunny days – along the sea (Vladivostok and islands). The most sunniest period is August-October and most cloudy – May and June.

Note on a health grade

Ussuri travel is quite easy for health. We had Japanese collectors about 80 years old, who had excursions several hours every day. Low mountain altitudes, walking by forest roads and soft day temperatures permits you do not afraid on your health levels during and after the tour. If you have problems of health but thinking on “a moderate insect safari”, Ussuri region will be the one of best places for your collecting activity.

Lycènes sur une paire de chaussures. Photo : Andrey Silaev

Lycènes sur une paire de chaussures. Photo : Andrey Silaev

Safety

Bear, tiger and other “wild brothers” may cross occasionally our tourist paths. Usually they are not aggressive toward a man but put a little bell to your backpack, which scaring them, for safety. Be careful collecting in dry and stony places, as two species of poisonous snakes inhabits there. Local ticks carry an encephalic disease (0,02% of adults). Take a vaccination before the trip to avoid this danger and walk at excursion by not overgrown roads, where the ticks absented. The region has low level of crime, comparing with the ones in Western Union, but it will be a better do not keep values in the place of stay during excursion and take it with you. The wildlife inspectors are rare like tiger but it will be a safer to put aside your net, if you hear in a forest a car !

Tiger track after its night visit of village in Sinyi

Tiger track after its night visit of village in Sinyi Mts. Photo : Yuri Berezhnoi

Tigre de l'Oussouri. Photo : Valeryi Lysanskyi

Tigre de l’Oussouri. Photo : Valeryi Lysanskyi

Dates of tour

Any times you prefer, from April to October. The best time for collecting Ussurian butterflies and beetles will be from May to August, with top of diversity in July. Moth collecting is more productive in August-September.

Number of members

Not limited. You can travel alone or with large group. The optimal group size will be maximum a 7-8 members, because some insect localities are small for visiting by many collectors. Note that group travel helps you to save on some “united payments”, checked for a car, cooking and other services.

Touring items

You have to take all your personal collecting and photographic equipment. If you are planned camping, you will need to bring a tent, a sleeping bag and a mat or airbed. Put to the baggage a backpack for carrying equipment, lunch and water at daily excursions. If you wish to collect at night out of apartment’s lighting, you should bring an electricity generator. Take a little torch, which useful at night, when generator stopped. Bring a light sport sandals or trainers for trekking by forest roads, and hard covering boots, if you plan to visit stony localities, plus top-boots for excursions after rains. Take a pack of mosquito repellent, as gnats and midges plague some moist localities. Have an umbrella or rain coat. Do not forget a little bell, to scare of some larger animals.

Prairie fleurie près du Lac Khanka. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Prairie fleurie près du Lac Khasan. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Services and cost

We are providing all necessary tour services, which will be checked with prices below. You should inform us before the tour what services you need. It will be included in your tour program, with calculation costs per service and total tour payment. You may inquire also for services not stated in the tour prospectus, as it may be arranged specially.

Following tour services are available, with prices in US dollars :
• Visa support. $75 a person a tour.
• Registration. $35 a person a tour, and no taxes, if you will stay in some hotels, proving registration included in the cost of stay.

• Meeting at your arrival. You should arrive for beginning the tour to Vladivostok airport or train station. If you have problem of tickets, we could meet you also in Khabarovsk. The cost of meeting is free but you pay for departure (see a following point).

• Departure to the tour area. We are providing taxi or tour car with driver. It is a possible to get some places also by local bus, train and ship. Taxi takes average $60-70 a group a hour, tour car with driver – $25-30 a group a hour for a short distance and $100-110 a group a day plus cost of gasoline ($8-10 per 100 km a group) – for long distance, bus, train and ship – $2-4 a person a hour.

Tourist Bungalow in Livadyiskyi Mountains. Photo : Andrej Silaev

Tourist Bungalow in Livadyiskyi Mountains. Photo : Andrej Silaev

• Staying. You can stay during the tour or part time in a tent, which quite comfortable in a local warm climate, or book our tour apartments. There are available all or partly, according the tour area : a city or road hotels ($25-110 for one-man room a person a day in Vladivostok and $25-40 over the region), a tourist and hunter bases ($30-50 a person a day), a private flats and guesthouses ($20-30). You have discount at 25-40%, booking occupation of two and more persons a room. Staying in tent is no taxed but you should bring a tent with all tourist equipment, or book it before the tour from the tour organizer (cost is $5-7 a piece a day).

Petit-déjeûner dans la taîga ; Monts Livadyiskyi, Oussouri. Photo : Yuri Berezhnoi

Petit-déjeûner dans la taîga ; Monts Livadyiskyi, Oussouri. Photo : Yuri Berezhnoy

• Feeding. Provision is buying before or/and during the tour, according to your “wish description” and at an agreeing local prices. The service is free of charge but if you need provision before the tour, please, send a pre-payment. The cost of “a simple food basket” takes $10-15 a person a day, with exception of cooking service. You have a right to cook all the tour yourself, using our kitchen equipment and gas for free cost, and you can inquire for a cooking service, takes $50-70 a group a day for a hiring of a professional cook and 2-3 times lesser – for the common ones.

• Tour driving. Collecting places may be visited by step and the remote ones – by local bus, train, ship, taxi or tour car. The costs are indicated in the point of “Departure”.

La taîga autour du bungalow. Monts Livadyiskij. Photo : Yuri Berezhnoi

La taïga autour du bungalow. Monts Livadyiskij. Photo : Yuri Berezhnoi

• Guiding. You can travel without guide, to get localities yourself by map from the tour organizer, giving for free cost, and you can inquire for a guiding assistance to our tour driver ($8-10 a group an excursion). The driver knows tour itineraries but he does not familiar with insect localities and identification of species. Also he does not speak English. To have better services, you can hire our professional entomological guide. The guide is a good speaks English, he will show you exact localities of many species and groups of insects, to escort you in a wild and help on taxon identification. Guiding assistance costs $35 a group a day, plus payment of feeding together with staying of guide (see the above prices) during the time of his hiring. You do not pay for staying of guide in some guesthouses and private flats, where he invited to stay without charges (inquire for details).

• Sauna, calls, Internet, medicine and other tour services. We are able to provide many of them, too. Inquire for details and prices to the tour organizer.

• Sending off. The terms and cost are same as for meeting (see above).

• All participants should pay also tax for the tour arrangements: $350 per person a tour.

Payment

We need in pre-payment, if you inquired for preparation of visa or/and getting provision before the tour starts. The tax of the tour arrangements ($350 a person a tour) is also paying in advance. Payment of other services and provision may be made during the tour, with its ordering.

Visa

Most visitors of Russia needs in applying of visa. You can ask for visa arrangements to the tour firms in your country or our tour organizer. We need for processing of visa an e-mail or fax copy of your international passport and filled application (sending you separately). Inquire for booking of visa as soon as a possible, as usually it takes a long bureaucracy.

How you can get Vladivostok

You can get Vladivostok via flights from Moscow and other big cities in Russia, and from foreign regions : Japan, China, South Korea and Vietnam. If there are booked yet all tickets, you can fly to Khabarovsk (700 km to the north), where is possible to meet you, too. You can get Vladivostok also by train from Western Russia and Ukraine. By bus from China and ship from Japan… Why not for a tour experience ! The only check us till 1-2 months and minimum a week before the tour starts about your variant of arrival, No and date of flight, so that we had time to prepare you meeting.

That is all our states. Wish you a good journey, and Meet in Ussuri !

Sphingidae : Marumba jankowski OBERTHÜR, 1881, mâle. Monts Sinyi, Oussouri. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Sphingidae : Marumba jankowski OBERTHÜR, 1881, mâle. Monts Sinyi, Oussouri. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Saturniinae : Actias artemis BREMER, 1861. Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Saturniinae : Actias artemis BREMER, 1861. Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Bombycoidea : Brahmaeidae : Brahmaea certhia FABRICIUS, 1793. Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Bombycoidea : Brahmaeidae : Brahmaea certhia FABRICIUS, 1793. Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Platyptilia (Gillmeria) pallidactyla HAWORTH, 1811 (Pterophorinae). Monts Sinyi, Oussouri. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Platyptilia (Gillmeria) pallidactyla HAWORTH, 1811 (Pterophorinae). Monts Sinyi, Oussouri. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Thymelicus sylvaticus BREMER, 1861 - Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Thymelicus sylvaticus BREMER, 1861 – Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Heteropterus morpheus PALLAS, 1771 - Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Heteropterus morpheus PALLAS, 1771 – Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Papilio xuthus LINNAEUS, 1767 - Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Papilio xuthus LINNAEUS, 1767 – Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Papilio maackii MÉNÉTRIÈS, 1859 (et crapaud) - Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Papilio maackii MÉNÉTRIÈS, 1859 (et crapaud) – Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Favonius orientalis schischkini KURENTZOV, 1970, mâle - Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Favonius orientalis schischkini KURENTZOV, 1970, mâle – Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Favonius orientalis schischkini KURENTZOV, 1970, femelle - Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Favonius orientalis schischkini KURENTZOV, 1970, femelle – Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Cyaniris semiargus amurensis TUTT, 1909 - Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Cyaniris semiargus amurensis TUTT, 1909 – Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Artopoetes pryeri continentalis SHIRÔZU, 1953 - Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Artopoetes pryeri continentalis SHIRÔZU, 1953 – Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Antigius attilia attilia BREMER, 1861 - Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Antigius attilia attilia BREMER, 1861 – Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Antigius butleri FENTON, 1882 - Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Antigius butleri FENTON, 1882 – Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Araragi enthea JANSON, 1877 - Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Araragi enthea JANSON, 1877 – Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Coenonympha hero LINNAEUS, 1761, femelle - Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Coenonympha hero LINNAEUS, 1761, femelle – Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Lethe marginalis maacki BREMER, 1861 - Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Lethe marginalis maacki BREMER, 1861 – Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Ninguta schrenckii MÉNÉTRIÈS, 1859 - Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Ninguta schrenckii MÉNÉTRIÈS, 1859 – Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Speyeria (Argynnis) aglaja LINNAEUS, 1758. Monts Sinyi, Oussouri. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Speyeria (Argynnis) aglaja LINNAEUS, 1758. Monts Sinyi, Oussouri. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Brenthis daphne ochroleuca FRUHSTORFER, 1906, mâle. Monts Sinyi, Oussouri. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Brenthis daphne ochroleuca FRUHSTORFER, 1906, mâle. Monts Sinyi, Oussouri. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Apatura ilia praeclara BOLLOW, 1930 - Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Apatura ilia praeclara BOLLOW, 1930 – Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Mimathyma (Chitoria) schrenckii MÉNÉTRIÈS, 1859, femelle. Monts Sinyi, Oussouri. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Mimathyma (Chitoria) schrenckii MÉNÉTRIÈS, 1859, femelle. Monts Sinyi, Oussouri. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Athymodes (Mimathyma) nycteis MÉNÉTRIÈS, 1858 - Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Athymodes (Mimathyma) nycteis MÉNÉTRIÈS, 1858 – Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Sephisa princeps FIXSEN, 1887 - Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

Sephisa princeps FIXSEN, 1887 – Monts Sinyi. Photo : N. N. Balatskij

1a : Ochlodes venata BREMER & GREY, 1853 - Monts Sinyi. 1c : Satyrium w-album sutchani TUTT, 1907 - Monts Sinyi. 1d : Mellicta athalia ROTTEMBURG, 1775 ? 2a : Japonica lutea dubatolovi FUJIOKA, 1993 - Lac Khasan. 2b : Fabriciana adippe chrysodippe STAUDINGER, 1892 ? 2c : Lethe marginalis maacki BREMER, 1861 - Monts Sinyi. 2d : Brenthis daphne ochroleuca FRUHSTORFER, 1906, mâle. 3a : Pieris dulcinea dulcinea BUTLER, 1882 - Monts Sinyi. 3b : Araragi enthea JANSON, 1877 - Monts Sinyi. 3c : Favonius orientalis schischkini KURENTZOV, 1970, female - Monts Sinyi. 3d : Favonius orientalis schischkini , male - Monts Sinyi. Photos : N. N. Balatskij

1a : Ochlodes venata BREMER & GREY, 1853 – Monts Sinyi. 1c : Satyrium w-album sutchani TUTT, 1907 – Monts Sinyi. 1d : Mellicta athalia ROTTEMBURG, 1775 ? 2a : Japonica lutea dubatolovi FUJIOKA, 1993 – Lac Khasan. 2b : Fabriciana adippe chrysodippe STAUDINGER, 1892 ? 2c : Lethe marginalis maacki BREMER, 1861 – Monts Sinyi. 2d : Brenthis daphne ochroleuca FRUHSTORFER, 1906, mâle. 3a : Pieris dulcinea dulcineaAraragi enthea JANSON, 1877 – Monts Sinyi. 3c : Favonius orientalis schischkini KURENTZOV, 1970, female – Monts Sinyi. 3d : Favonius orientalis schischkini, male – Monts Sinyi. Photos : N. N. Balatskij BUTLER, 1882 – Monts Sinyi. 3b :

1a : Goldia pacifica DUBATULOV & KORSHUNOV, 1984, female - Monts Sinyi. 1b: Antigius attilia attilia BREMER, 1861 - Monts Sinyi. 1c : Antigius butleri FENTON, 1882 - Monts Sinyi. 1d : Sephisa princeps FIXSEN, 1887 - Monts Sinyi. 2a : Melanargia halimede MÉNÉTRIÈS, 1859 - Monts Sinyi. 2b : Apatura ilia praeclara BOLLOW, 1930 - Monts Sinyi. 2c : Ninguta schrenckii MÉNÉTRIÈS, 1859 - Monts Sinyi. 2d : Plebejus argus LINNAEUS, 1758 ?, mâles - Monts Sinyi. 3a : Thersamonolycaena dispar aurata LEECH, 1887 - Monts Sinyi. 3b : Vanessa cardui LINNAEUS, 1758 - Monts Sinyi. 3c : Parnassius stubbendorfIi MÉNÉTRIÈS, 1849, female - Monts Sinyi. 3d : Athymodes (Mimathyma) nycteis MÉNÉTRIÈS, 1858 - Monts Sinyi Photos : N. N. Balatskij

1a : Goldia pacifica DUBATULOV & KORSHUNOV, 1984, female – Monts Sinyi. 1b: Antigius attilia attilia BREMER, 1861 – Monts Sinyi. 1c : Antigius butleri FENTON, 1882 – Monts Sinyi. 1d : Sephisa princeps FIXSEN, 1887 – Monts Sinyi. 2a : Melanargia halimede MÉNÉTRIÈS, 1859 – Monts Sinyi. 2b : Apatura ilia praeclara BOLLOW, 1930 – Monts Sinyi. 2c : Ninguta schrenckii MÉNÉTRIÈS, 1859 – Monts Sinyi. 2d : Plebejus argus LINNAEUS, 1758 ?, mâles – Monts Sinyi. 3a : Thersamonolycaena dispar aurata LEECH, 1887 – Monts Sinyi. 3b : Vanessa cardui LINNAEUS, 1758 – Monts Sinyi. 3c : Parnassius stubbendorfIi MÉNÉTRIÈS, 1849, female – Monts Sinyi. 3d : Athymodes (Mimathyma) nycteis MÉNÉTRIÈS, 1858 – Monts Sinyi Photos : N. N. Balatskij

1a : Mimathyma (Chitoria) schrenckii MÉNÉTRIÈS, 1859, female - Monts Sinyi. 1d : Inachis io LINNAEUS, 1758 - Monts Sinyi. 2a : Papilio maackii MÉNÉTRIÈS, 1859 - Monts Sinyi. 2b : Smerinthus caecus MÉNÉTRIÈS, 1857 - Monts Sinyi. 2c : Coenonympha hero LINNAEUS, 1761, femelle - Monts Sinyi. 2d : Sphingidae. 3a : Geometridae Sterrhinae : Problepsis phoebearia ERSCHOV, 1870 ? 3b : Actias artemis BREMER, 1861 - Monts Sinyi. 3c : Brahmaea certhia FABRICIUS, 1793 - Monts Sinyi. 3d : Papilio xuthus LINNAEUS, 1767 - Monts Sinyi. Photos : N. N. Balatskij

1a : Mimathyma (Chitoria) schrenckii MÉNÉTRIÈS, 1859, female – Monts Sinyi. 1d : Inachis io LINNAEUS, 1758 – Monts Sinyi. 2a : Papilio maackii MÉNÉTRIÈS, 1859 – Monts Sinyi. 2b : Smerinthus caecus MÉNÉTRIÈS, 1857 – Monts Sinyi. 2c : Coenonympha hero LINNAEUS, 1761, femelle – Monts Sinyi. 2d : Sphingidae. 3a : Geometridae Sterrhinae : Problepsis phoebearia ERSCHOV, 1870 ? 3b : Actias artemis BREMER, 1861 – Monts Sinyi. 3c : Brahmaea certhia FABRICIUS, 1793 – Monts Sinyi. 3d : Papilio xuthus LINNAEUS, 1767 – Monts Sinyi. Photos : N. N. Balatskij

1a : Euphydryas sibirica davidi OBERTHÜR, 1882 - Lac Khasan. 1b : couple d'Euphydryas sibirica davidi - Lac Khasan. 1c : Aporia crataegi LINNAEUS, 1758 - Monts Sinyi. 1d : Wagimo signata BUTLER, 1882 - Monts Sinyi. 2a : Limenitis doerriesi STAUDINGER, 1892 - Monts Sinyi. 2b : Speyeria (Argynnis) aglaja LINNAEUS, 1758 - Oussouri. 2c : Lopinga (Crebeta) deidamia erebina BUTLER, 1883 - Monts Sinyi. Photos : N. N. Baletskij

1a : Euphydryas sibirica davidi OBERTHÜR, 1882 – Lac Khasan. 1b : couple d’Euphydryas sibirica davidi – Lac Khasan. 1c : Aporia crataegi LINNAEUS, 1758 – Monts Sinyi. 1d : Wagimo signata BUTLER, 1882 – Monts Sinyi. 2a : Limenitis doerriesi STAUDINGER, 1892 – Monts Sinyi. 2b : Speyeria (Argynnis) aglaja LINNAEUS, 1758 – Oussouri. 2c : Lopinga (Crebeta) deidamia erebina BUTLER, 1883 – Monts Sinyi. Photos : N. N. Baletskij

1a : Thymelicus sylvaticus BREMER, 1861 - Monts Sinyi. 1b : Seokia (Limenitis) pratti eximia, MOLTRECHT, 1909 - Monts Sinyi. 1c : Cyaniris semiargus amurensis TUTT, 1909 - Monts Sinyi. 1d : Sericinus montela montela GRAY, 1852 - Lac Khasan. 2b : Brenthis ino amurensis STAUDINGER, 1887 - Monts Sinyi. 2c : Heteropterus morpheus PALLAS, 1771 - Monts Sinyi. 2d : Artopoetes pryeri continentalis SHIRÔZU, 1953 - Monts Sinyi. Photos : N. N. Balatskij

1a : Thymelicus sylvaticus BREMER, 1861 – Monts Sinyi. 1b : Seokia (Limenitis) pratti eximia, MOLTRECHT, 1909 – Monts Sinyi. 1c : Cyaniris semiargus amurensis TUTT, 1909 – Monts Sinyi. 1d : Sericinus montela montela GRAY, 1852 – Lac Khasan. 2b : Brenthis ino amurensis STAUDINGER, 1887 – Monts Sinyi. 2c : Heteropterus morpheus PALLAS, 1771 – Monts Sinyi. 2d : Artopoetes pryeri continentalis SHIRÔZU, 1953 – Monts Sinyi. Photos : N. N. Balatskij

Divers rhopalocères de l'Oussouri, collectés entre Spassk et Arsen'ev. Citons, entre autres, en haut, de gauche à droite : Ninguta schrenkii MÉNÉTRIES, 1859 ; Sephisa princeps FIXSEN, 1887 ; Gonopteryx mahaguru aspasia MÉNÉTRIES, 1859 ; Melanargia halimede MÉNÉTRIES, 1859. Au milieu : Kanisca kanace, LINNAEUS, 1763 (taches bleues à l'apex). Au milieu, à droite : Kirinia epaminondas STAUDINGER, 1887. En bas, toujours de gauche à droite : Kirinia epimenides MÉNÉTRIES, 1859 ; Apatura ilia praeclara BOLLOW, 1930 ; Araschnia levana LINNAEUS, 1758 ; Nymphalis antiopa LINNAEUS, 1758 ; Neptis tschetverikovi, TUZOV, 1993 ; Limenitis sidyi LEDERER, 1853. Photo : Yuri Berezhnoi

Divers rhopalocères de l’Oussouri, collectés entre Spassk et Arsen’ev. Citons, entre autres, en haut, de gauche à droite : Ninguta schrenkii MÉNÉTRIES, 1859 ; Sephisa princeps FIXSEN, 1887 ; Gonopteryx mahaguru aspasia MÉNÉTRIES, 1859 ; Melanargia halimede MÉNÉTRIES, 1859. Au milieu : Kanisca kanace, LINNAEUS, 1763 (taches bleues à l’apex). Au milieu, à droite : Kirinia epaminondas STAUDINGER, 1887. En bas, toujours de gauche à droite : Kirinia epimenidesApatura ilia praeclara BOLLOW, 1930 ; Araschnia levana LINNAEUS, 1758 ; Nymphalis antiopa LINNAEUS, 1758 ; Neptis tschetverikovi, TUZOV, 1993 ; Limenitis sidyi LEDERER, 1853. Photo : Yuri Berezhnoi MÉNÉTRIES, 1859 ;

5 réponses

  1. Xavier
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    Merci JM,
    C’est un bel article et cela donne vraiment envie de visiter cette contrée.
    Xavier

  2. Easyparadise
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    Great work ! I have added the link to your site on the right side of my blog pages under the category “Insects / Invertebrates”, please check it.
    -Regards, Mingfei

  3. Simon R.
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    Bonjour,
    N’y a-t-il pas un problème d’identification à la fin ?
    Le “Speyeria aglaja” ressemble plutôt à un Brenthis sp., et le “Brenthis daphne ochroleuca” est un Argyronome sp.
    En espérant ne pas dire de bêtises,
    Simon

  4. Jean-Marc
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    Après vérification (dans Gorbunov & Kosterin, op. cit.), il semble bien que Simon R. a raison ! Les identifications seront :

    – premier papillon : Brenthis daphne fumidia BUTLER, 1882, femelle.
    – second papillon : Argyronome laodice PALLAS, 1771, mâle.

    Merci !
    JMG

  5. Jean-Marc
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    Je recopie ci-dessous un message de Beetlehorn du 29 mai 2010 placé sur la page : http://www.insectnet.com/dcforum/DCForumID25/332.html

    Although I have several species of Lepidoptera from this region, I must say I am impressed with the landscape. Your photos capture the raw essence of the area, and to be able to collect in such unspoiled splendor must be quite an experience! The Limenitis species, and Apaturas are my favorite two groups hands down! Thank you for posting this, it really means a great deal to me to be able to see the habitat of some of my favorite specimens. I hope that some day I can visit the region. Good job my friend !
    Tom

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