Gobi bear: photo and description

Mongolian bear (lat. Pallarctia mongolica) is a type of butterfly that belongs to the bear family. A characteristic feature is a habitat, in which, due to the climate, butterflies of this family are usually not found.

gobi bear


A small insect with spotted wings, the scope of which reaches forty millimeters. The color is different, varies from dark brown on the front, and has a mesh pattern of peculiar transverse bandages and horizontal lines of bright yellow color. The coloring of the rear wings is quite different from the rest and consists of various red shades. The color becomes brighter to the rear edges, and the center is dim, but monotonous and thick, which is why the Mongolian bear becomes very easy to notice from afar. In the very center is a large dark spot and several points surrounding it.

The abdomen in color is the same as the back of the wings, which is why it is problematic to find the beginning of the body and its end to an ordinary observer. The chest can have several colors, but mostly most individuals are dark brown. The antennae in its length are very short and barely noticeable, although many other bears have much more size.

Where it lives Mongolian bear

Mongolian bear is considered a very poorly studied look since some significant differences from others except the habitat and some elements of coloring do not have. Because of this, all the vastness of the range is unknown to scientists, but some information is still present. In Eurasia, representatives of this species were met only near the small and large Yenisei, and to be precise, then at the confluence of these two rivers. All other populations, however, as evidenced by the name, live in the territory of Mongolia and the northern parts of China. It can also be said that this insect can tolerate the climate of Mongolia, which is still considered a rarity for such small creatures.

Red Book Gobi bear

This species, like most other subspecies of the Bears family, are listed in the Red Book of Eurasia, but there have not yet been some special protection measures for the protection. This is due to the lack of natural enemies as such, so the death of butterflies depends only on climatic conditions that are far from always favorable for them. It follows that it is impossible to come up with some special protection measures, because in other climatic zones the individual dies, but the harsh winters of Mongolia can also not always survive. Natural selection and here plays an important role.


There are no special differences in comparison with other members of the family or other butterflies in the Mongolian bears. Their caterpillars are covered with many hairs that are located throughout the body. Their development takes place mainly on wormwood since there is a lot of it in the habitat of this type. Pupil begins at the end of August and, according to its duration, can reach a couple of months. The doll transfers wintering, because harsh Mongol frosts will not let the usual caterpillar survive in such conditions.

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