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Melanargia halimede Ménétriès, 1859

Самец  (Melanargia halimede)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Nymphalidae subfamily Satyrinae tribe Melanargiini genus Melanargia → species Melanargia halimede

Species name(s)

Melanargia halimede Ménétriès, 1859 = Arge halimede Ménétriés, 1859 = Halimede menetriesi Oberthür & Houlbert, 1922 = Melanargia sulphurea Sheljuzhko 1929.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#27. Pribaikalsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin*; #40. Primorsky.

* An asterisk denotes a region for which the species is listed as an migrant or information that requires additional checking.

Primary colors

Brown/Gray/Black, White.

Flight time

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

Over-wintering stage


Имаго  (Melanargia halimede)

Detailed information with references


  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Trans-Baikal, the Lower Amur, Pribaikalskiy, Primorye, Sakhalin (?) Mid-Amur. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Outside of Russia: Eastern. Mongolia, China, Korea
    It lives on dry mixed grass meadows on the tops of the hills, the coastal terraces in the river valleys on steep slopes with rocky exits. [2]. Irina Nikulina.

Larva food plants

  • Calamagrostis epigeios. [9]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Larva

  • Larvae pupate in the soil under the plant substrate [103]. Irina Nikulina.

Overwintering stage

  • Caterpillar Personal communication. Sergei Kotov.

Subspecies Melanargia halimede


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Vladimir Mescheryakov, Irina Nikulina.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov, Irina Nikulina.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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29.01.2014 17:43, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Larva.

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