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Goldia pacifica (Dubatolov et Korshunov, 1984)

Имаго  (Goldia pacifica)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Lycaenidae subfamily Theclinae tribe Theclini genus Goldia → species Goldia pacifica

Species name(s)

Goldia pacifica (Dubatolov et Korshunov, 1984) = Ravenna pacifica Dubatolov & Korshunov, 1984 = Golida pacifica.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#40. Primorsky.


36—44 mm.

Имаго  (Goldia pacifica)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Wingspan 36-44 mm. The front wings are dark brown with darker apex rear corner and dark spot between the first and second cubital veins, there is only a drain of the area outward from the discal vein. Along the outer edge of the cross arranged blue touches. The tail on the rear wing of the long, thin from 4.5 to 5.5 mm.Bottom wings with a silvery-white film. On both wings stand brown discal spot. Postdiskalnaya band is divided into spot located between the veins outward from it are still 2, bordered as spots, whitish rims. At the rear wing at the rear corner has two orange spots. Front of them centered black.Proboscis yellow [8]. Irina Nikulina.


  • Regions of the Russian Federation: Seaside. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Ecology of the species has not been studied. Lifestyle virtually unexplored. It is a rare species with limited distribution, endemic Primorye. The Red Book of Russian view was entered under the name Hetoprokta Pacific (Chaetoprocta pacifica).The species was known from a single location in the Primorye Territory in the southern spur of the Blue Ridge (Anuchinsky District, Blue Ridge, 30 km from the village Chernyshovks), which was described in 1984 [96]. Irina Nikulina.
  • The species was described only two butterflies (male) V.D.Bakurovym collected in the first half of July in virgin coniferous-deciduous forest in the valley of the key. On this basis, we can conclude that the number of species in nature is low, and its habitat is very local. In the summer of 2000 in the area of ​​cartilage.Blue was found several populations around the lime trees in mixed forests. [2]. Irina Nikulina.
  • It was believed that the spread of Golden in the Primorye Territory is limited spurs Blue Ridge, moreover, only portions of which are preserved in the valley boled mixed forests. For a long time we could not find more than this kind of new butterflies. In July 2010, VRMeshcheryakov was found a new habitat Goldia pacifica in the vicinity of Vladivostok. Personal communication. Irina Nikulina.


  • Years of butterflies observed in the early to mid-July [8]. Irina Nikulina.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Vladimir Mescheryakov.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Irina Nikulina.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.



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05.06.2014 12:33, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Zoogeographical regions: No formalized data → Palaearctic. Wingspan: No formalized data → 36—44 mm.

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