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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... side patches; bluish green,
"ran l '-' ' ' s ll es Whllie, seven white or yellowish side-bands,
horn blue at base, or entirely grey-blue.----Food-plants: Salim,
1'0/Jalus, Pi;-us, P/'u/ms, rarely other trees. Pupa somewhat
glossy, rugose, not distinctly granulated; cremaster broad basally,
rough; laterally with pointed tubercles. One brood, seldom two.
Heb. Palacarctic Region as far east as Western Siberia and Asia
Minor; not found in Greece, The individuals from the Ural and South
Russia which we have examined do not seem to us to be diflerent
from the examples of Central and Western Europe. Dr. Staudinger,
l.c., described as cinerascens a. South Russian individual which he
considered to represent a desert form. This individual is certainly
dilferent from all others we have seen, but we do not believe that
it is anything else but an abnormal specimen; anyhow, a single
example from a particular place is certainly not sufiicient to base
a geographical race upon if the individuals from the surrounding
countries are of the ordinary type. The 6' of ocellata copulates in
confinement comparatively easily with the 2 of Amorpba populi. The
offspring of such a union stand in structure, shape, and colour,
intermediate between the parent species. The thorn at the end of
the foretibia is short, mostly concealed under the scaling, the
penis-sheath resembles that of populi, the teeth of the duct are
either partly or all replaced by fine bristles; the harpe agrees
better with that 01' ocellata, being, however, longer and
slenderer. Authentic offspring of tl1e reverse union are now also
known, Standfuss's experiments having at last been successful in so
far as he reared two 9 9 of this hybrid. The statement appearing in
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