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Ahlbergia frivaldszkyi (Kindermann in Lederer, 1853)

Имаго  (Ahlbergia frivaldszkyi)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Lycaenidae subfamily Theclinae tribe Eumaeini genus Ahlbergia → species Ahlbergia frivaldszkyi

Species name(s)

Ahlbergia frivaldszkyi (Kindermann in Lederer, 1853) = Thecla frivaldszkyi Lederer, 1855 = Satsuma frivaldzskyi Leech = Incisalia frivaldszkyi = Callophrys frivaldszkyi = Ahlbergia frivaldskyi = Ahlbergia leei Jonhson, 1992 = Ginzia ferrea = Callophrys ferrea = Ahlbergia ferrea.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #25. Tuvinsky; #26. Predbaikalsky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #31. Yuzhno-Yakutsky; #34. Kamchatsky; #35. Sredne-Okhotsky*; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #40. Primorsky.

* An asterisk denotes a region for which the species is listed as an migrant or information that requires additional checking.

Flight time

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Larva lifespan

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Over-wintering stage


Самка  (Ahlbergia frivaldszkyi)

Detailed information with references


  • Regions of the Russian Federation: Gorno-Altai, Trans-Baikal, Kamchatka, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny-Amur, Prealtay, of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy, Primorye, Sakhalin, Amur-Average, Average Okhotsk (?), Tuva, South West Siberian, South Yakutia. [3]. Peter Khramov.


  • It develops in one generation. Flight is very stretched in most habitats - May-June, and sometimes until the middle. of July. In some places (Altai, Primorye) flight begins in late April, ending in early June. [2]. Irina Nikulina.

Additional info about Imago

  • Appearing in the early spring, the butterflies begin to feed on willows and flowering primroses of herbaceous plants. Activity in this respect of females. In different geogr. p-tries the power of adults observed on the flowers: Bistorta major (large coil), Ranunculus repens (creeping buttercup), Anemone altaica (Vetrenichka Altai) on flowers and willow Salix depressa (Altai, Sayan).On Baikal butterflies found in various kinds of plants genus Spiraea (Spiraea), and kind of Sorbaria (mountain ash). [2]. Irina Nikulina.
  • In Southern Primorye of adults feed on flowers Sorydalis repens (Corydalis creeping), Corydalis remota (Corydalis apart) Ranunculus repens (Ranunculus repens), Lloydia triflora (Lloyd trёhtsvetkovaya) and others. Butterflies day inactive, long hidden in the withered last year's grass, freeze on the tops shrubs. Males exhibit territorial behavior.From 16-17 hours in the open areas of the forest going group of males. Each individual chooses a single shrub or sapling from which periodically takes off quickly, driving close flying butterflies. In the trees do not rise. [102]. Irina Nikulina.

Larva food plants

  • Larvae develop on various species of the genus Spiraea (Spiraea), the family Rosaceae (Rosaceae), rarely in other Rosaceae - Plants of the genus Sorbaria (Fieldfare) and Aruncus (Volzanka)
    In Southern Primorye - at Aruncus sylvester [2]. Irina Nikulina.

Additional info about Larva

  • Young caterpillars are pale sand color with long black bristles. Caterpillars ages 2-3 pale coloring - turquoise, whitish bumps, peaks of the 2nd vozr- crimson, 3-em-chocolate-brown. At the 7th abdominal segment has a white spot in the form of braces. Caterpillar 4 age. greenish olive, dl. 15-17 mm.Nourish, leaving the edge of the leaf blade damage, developed in the course of July. Before pupation the caterpillar wraps the top edge of the sheet of host plants, pulling their cobweb. [102]. Irina Nikulina.


  • Dolls in short sparse hairs, brown. On the dorsal side sometimes strip. The length of 8-9 mm. [102]. Irina Nikulina.

Overwintering stage

  • Chrysalis [2]. Irina Nikulina.

Subspecies Ahlbergia frivaldszkyi


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Irina Kalashnikova, Yuriy Karpov.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Irina Nikulina.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.



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26.01.2014 18:32, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Zoogeographical regions: No formalized data → Palaearctic. Flight time: No formalized data → April, May, June, July. Caterpillar lifespan: No formalized data → July. Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Pupa.

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