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Limenitis amphyssa Ménétriès, 1859

Имаго  (Limenitis amphyssa)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Nymphalidae subfamily Limenitidinae tribe Limenitidini genus Limenitis → species Limenitis amphyssa

Species name(s)

Limenitis amphyssa Ménétriès, 1859 = chinensis Hall, 1930 = Limenitis amphyssa chinensis.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#37. Nizhne-Amursky; #40. Primorsky.

Primary colors

Brown/Gray/Black, White.

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

Имаго  (Limenitis amphyssa)

Detailed information with references


  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Lower Amur, Seaside. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Outside of Russia in China, Korea
    It lives in the valley and cedar-broadleaf forests uremnyh. [2]. Irina Nikulina.


  • One generation, Flight: mid-June-August [2]. Irina Nikulina.

Larva lifespan

  • Caterpillars - in May and June. [2]. Irina Nikulina.

Larva food plants

  • Lonicera maackii (Rupr.) Herder (Maak honeysuckle)
    Lonicera ruprechtiana Regel (Ruprecht honeysuckle) [2]. Irina Nikulina.

Additional info about Larva

  • Caterpillars are reddish-brown branched spines on the 3rd segment are double, longer and larger than the rest of the thoracic segments. [2]. Irina Nikulina.


  • Dolly uniformly white with very intense silvery sheen that stands out on the wing bud. [2]. Irina Nikulina.


  • Egg-laying during the second half of July in the upper crown leaves Lonicera Ruprechtiana Max. [127]. Yuri Semejkin.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Vladimir Mescheryakov.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Yuri Semejkin, Irina Nikulina.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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26.01.2014 19:06, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Zoogeographical regions: Palaearctic, Indo-Malayan → Palaearctic. Caterpillar lifespan: No formalized data → May, June.

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