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Polyommatus ciscaucasicus Forster, 1956

Самец  (Polyommatus ciscaucasicus)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Lycaenidae subfamily Polyommatinae tribe Polyommatini genus Polyommatus → species Polyommatus ciscaucasicus

Species name(s)

Polyommatus ciscaucasicus Forster, 1956 = Polyommatus corydonius ciscaucasica (Jachontov, 1914) = Lycaena corydon ciscaucasica Jachontov, 1914 = Lysandra corydonius ciscaucasica.


Zoogeographical regions


Forewing length

14—18 mm.

Primary colors

Blue, Brown/Gray/Black.

Flight time

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

Самец  (Polyommatus ciscaucasicus)


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28.06.2009 21:10, Boris Stradomsky

(= Yurinekrutenko Koak, 1996; = carmonides Eckweiler, 1997).
Description. Length of front wing 14-18 mm. The male wings are dark blue-purple, shiny, with an edge dimming width from 1 to 3 mm; a female - brown.Underneath the wings of the male gray-beige with a pattern of dark postdiskalnyh and marginal elements in the rear wing with little or no blue basal spraying, in the female - light beige, pattern contrast than the male. On the rear fenders along the veins M3 bright white bar.
The length of the valve is 2.1-2.3 mm.
Haploid - 15-16 chromosomes.
Biology.Steppe and dry grasslands. In the mountains up to 1500 m. Years of adults: mid-July to August in one generation. Forage plants caterpillars: Onobrychus vassilczenkoi. Caterpillar overwinters.
Related and similar species. P. damone, P. damocles: top male blue wings; P. damon: top male wing teal; P. ripartii: top male brown wings.

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