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Butterflies of temperate Asia
Chinese Map butterfly
Araschnia davidis  POUJADE, 1885
Family - NYMPHALIDAE
subfamily - NYMPHALINAE
Tribe -
Araschnia davidis  Sichuan, China Andrew Neild
Introduction
There are 9 Araschnia species, all of which are restricted to the Palaearctic region. The commonest and most widespread is levana, which can be found in central Europe and across most of temperate and sub-arctic Asia.
Araschnia davidis is found only in Tibet and in western and central China.
Habitats
To be completed.
Araschnia davidis  Sichuan, China Andrew Neild
Lifecycle
The larvae of davidis and all other Araschnia species feed on nettles Urtica ( Urticaceae ).
Adult behaviour

To be completed.

Araschnia davidis  Sichuan, China Tony Hoare

 

 

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