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Bibasis aquilina (Speyer, 1879)

Самка  (Bibasis aquilina)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Hesperiidae subfamily Coeliadinae genus Bibasis → species Bibasis aquilina

Species name(s)

Bibasis aquilina (Speyer, 1879) = Ismene aquilina Speyer, 1879 = jankowskii Oberthür, 1880 = Burara aquilina = Ismene jankowskii Oberthür, 1880.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#40. Primorsky.

Forewing length

20—23 mm.


38—47 mm.

Flight time

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

Over-wintering stage


Имаго  (Bibasis aquilina)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Length of front wing 20-23 mm. Wingspan 38-47 mm. The wings on the top side - brown with yellow at the base of the wings and on the costal margin of the front wing with reddish ocher, pollination.On the front wings at the end of a discoid cell blurred dark spot, and between the veins in the discal area are weak illumination, arranged in one row. The underside of the wings of a brownish color, but enlightenment in discal area more vibrant, with a clear boundary. The rear edge of the front wing lighten.The rear wings on the underside of the plain. The female differs from the male by the presence of a bright yellow spot at the end of discoid cells and median band of yellowish spots separated by veins on top and bottom of the front wing. The head and chest of the male on top covered with reddish-ocher hairs.Antennae c spindle mace, which is curved hook [8]. Irina Nikulina.


  • Regions of the Russian Federation: Seaside. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Outside Russia is known in the Northeast and Central China, on the peninsula of Korea and Japan.
    View environmentally timed to mesophytic deciduous and fir-broad-leaved forests in the river valleys and low mountain slopes.
    Butterflies are found locally. The area of ​​distribution in the Maritime region practically coincides with the local habitat kalopanax. [96]. Irina Nikulina.


  • One generation, the flight of the second decade of July to mid-August [2]. Irina Nikulina.

Additional info about Imago

  • Butterflies prefer to stay under the forest canopy, are found on the edges, shade the roads from forest streams. Often seen on the moist soil, fallen tree trunks and the like, which consume moisture. During flowering ryabionolistnogo Fieldfare (Sorbaria sorbifolia) willing to visit its flowers. Attend as flowers umbrella, Aralia [8]. Irina Nikulina.

Larva food plants

  • Kalopanax septemlobus (kalopanax seven-bladed or dimorfant) from the family Araliaceae (Araliaceae) [96]. Irina Nikulina.

Additional info about Larva

  • Caterpillars of older live in a typical shelter (house) - a nest of leaves, is a flattened edge inversion leaf or bent its blade to pull together at the edges with silk threads. They pupate in the fodder plants in the clump of leaves loosely connected [96]. Irina Nikulina.
  • Caterpillar before pupation grayish-brown with reddish-orange head and a few longitudinal light lines [2]. Irina Nikulina.


  • Pupa light brown, densely covered with white bloom, in a rare weaving silken feed. extensible. [2]. Irina Nikulina.


  • Females lay eggs on the leaves of mature trees kalopanax, usually in the old shelter caterpillars. [96]. Irina Nikulina.

Overwintering stage

  • Caterpillars overwinter in the second age of web cocoon on the bark of host plants [96]. Irina Nikulina.

Subspecies Bibasis aquilina


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Vladimir Mescheryakov, Andrey Proplyetkin.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Irina Nikulina.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.



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28.01.2014 6:37, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Zoogeographical regions: No formalized data → Palaearctic. Forewing length: No formalized data → 20—23 mm. Wingspan: No formalized data → 38—47 mm. Flight time: No formalized data → July, August. Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Larva.

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