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Japonica saepestriata (Hewitson, 1865)

Имаго  (Japonica saepestriata)


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

Species name(s)

Japonica saepestriata (Hewitson, 1865) = Dipsas saepestriata Hewitson, 1865.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

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

Flight time

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

Имаго  (Japonica saepestriata)

Detailed information with references


  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Lower Amur, Seaside. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Outside of Russia in China, Korea, in Japan- of Honshu, Hokkaido, Shikoku.
    It lives in mountainous and lowland deciduous forests. [2]. Irina Nikulina.


  • July August [2]. Irina Nikulina.

Larva lifespan

  • Caterpillar first age lives in a nest of intertwined leaves. In the last age of the caterpillar green light to the cusp of brown on the dorsal side 4-7 segments. Overall, the projections form a kind of crest [2]. Irina Nikulina.

Larva food plants

  • Plants of the genus Quercus Oak) - Q. mongolica (Mongolian oak)
    Q. acutissima (acute oak), Q. Variablis (volatile oak), Q. Serrata (Palmetto oak), Q. Aliena (eastern oak. White) [9]. Irina Nikulina.
  • Виды рода Quercus (дуб). [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • Dolly ellipsoid, green, attached to the underside of leaves of oak. [2]. Irina Nikulina.


  • Eggs are greyish-white. Females lay their kidneys or branches KR previously covering these places hairs from his abdomen [2]. Irina Nikulina.

Subspecies Japonica saepestriata


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Yuri Semejkin, Vladimir Mescheryakov.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Irina Nikulina.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.



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29.01.2014 21:56, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Flight time: No formalized data → July, August.

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