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Neozephyrus japonicus (Murray, 1854)

Самец  Neozephyrus japonicus


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

Species name(s)

Neozephyrus japonicus (Murray, 1854) = Dipsas japonicus Murray, 1875 = fasciatus (Janson, 1878) = bellis (Kardakov, 1928) = unicolor (Kardakov, 1928) = sidemina (Kardakov, 1928) = Neozephirus japonicus = taxila.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#28. Zabaikalsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #39. Yuzhno-Kurilsky; #40. Primorsky.

Forewing length

15—19 mm.

Primary colors

Green, Brown/Gray/Black.

Flight time

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

Самец  Neozephyrus japonicus

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Discal strokes below the wings there. Bottom rear wings postdiskalnaya band is slightly concave in the middle. Tail short (less than 3 mm) thick. When wetted with alcohol stain top wings of males becomes purple. The length of the forewings of males 15-19, females 17,5-19,5. [130]. Yuri Semejkin.


  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Trans-Baikal, the Lower Amur, Primorye, Sakhalin, Mid-Amur, South Kuril. [3]. Peter Khramov.


  • Mid-July to September [130]. Yuri Semejkin.

Larva food plants

  • Alnus sp [130]. Yuri Semejkin.

Subspecies Neozephyrus japonicus


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Vladimir Mescheryakov.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Yuri Semejkin.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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29.01.2014 16:51, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Forewing length: No formalized data → 15—19,5 mm. Flight time: No formalized data → July, August, September.

07.02.2011 17:59, Peter Khramov

It Was Murr and become some miserable Murray ... Ugh.

06.02.2011 14:01, Vasiliy Feoktistov

(Murray, 1854)

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