Foodplants for Borbo lugens, Chazara briseis, Coenonympha pamphilus, C. tullia, Coscinia romei, Cymbalophora pudica, Hesperia colorado idaho, H. juba, Melanargia russiae, Oarisma garita, Satyrus ferula, Triphysa phryne
|820x518 (~91Kb) The great feather grass (Stipa pennata L.) steppes of Russia and Kazakhstan have mostly been ploughed out now but small relics of them can be found witin the forest-steppe zone (the grove belt) of West Siberia on warm south-exposed slopes, such as this high right bank of the Inya River near its mouth at Novosibirsk. 22nd of June 1996, Photo © Oleg Kosterin|
|769x484 (~80Kb) Patches of true steppes on south-exposed slopes are scattered in the forest-steppe zone of West Siberia, few of them escaping ploughing out. In late spring they become white due to the feather grass (Stipa pennata L.), then it looses its plumage and make room to its relative Stipa capillata L. [local "tyrsa"], with non-pennate awns, painting these patcnes in light-green to yellow in middle summer and autumn, as on this view. 15 km S of the town Iskitim, Iskitim District, Novosibirsk Region, W Siberia, Russia. 10th September 1997, Photo © Oleg Kosterin|
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