Biodiversity Science ›› 1999, Vol. 07 ›› Issue (1): 8-14.doi: 10.17520/biods.1999002

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A study on species and vertical distribution of butterfles in Altai Montains Xinjiang, China

LU Xue-Nong, DUAN Xiao-Dong, WANG Wen-Guang, LI Wei, SHI Hai-Tao, GOU Bao-Hua   

  1. Altai Animal and Plant quarantine bureau 836500
  • Received:1998-03-23 Revised:1998-11-23 Online:1999-02-20

This paper reported 106 species of butterflies blonging to 52 genera , seven families collected in south slope of Altai Mountains in northwest Xinjiang , China. Of which , the family Papilionidae has 1 species/ 1 genus , Parnassiidae 6/ 1 , Pieridae 22/ 8 genera , Satyidae 23/ 16 , Nymphalidae 32/ 16 , Lycaenidae 15/ 12 and Hesperiidae 10/ 7. According to their distribution characteristics , four vertical zones were divided : (1) half2desert in low relief terrain ; (2) mountain bush2herb zone ; (3) mountain prairie2timber zone ; (4) subalpine steppe2 meadow steppe2alpine vegetation with cushion plants.

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