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Polygonia c-aureum (Linnaeus, 1758)

Имаго  (Polygonia c-aureum)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Nymphalidae subfamily Nymphalinae tribe Nymphalini genus Polygonia → species Polygonia c-aureum

Species name(s)

Polygonia c-aureum (Linnaeus, 1758) = Nymphalis c-aureum (Linnaeus, 1758) = Papilio c-aureum Linnaeus, 1758 = c-aureum coreana (Bryk, 1946) = Vanessa angelica Cramer, 1782 = Polygonia atra Naita 1930.


Zoogeographical regions

Palaearctic, Indo-Malayan.

Russia regions

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

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

Over-wintering stage


Имаго  (Polygonia c-aureum)

Detailed information with references


  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Lower Amur, Seaside, Mid-Amur. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Outside of Russia in China, Korea, Japan
    It occurs in the broad forest glades and clearings, parks and gardens, near the reclaimed from the forest areas with ruderal vegetation [2]. Irina Nikulina.
  • Myanmar, Northern Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, China, Korea, Japan [132]. Vasiliy Feoktistov.


  • Two generations. Wintered individuals reappear at the end of April to May and summer until mid-May. Summer pokolenie- in July-September. [2]. Irina Nikulina.

Larva lifespan

  • June-early. July [2]. Irina Nikulina.

Larva food plants

  • Humulopsis scandens (Humulus japonicus) (hmelevik climbing (Humulus japonicus))
    and Cannabis sativa (hemp) from the family Cannabaceae (Konoplev). In the Amur region, and more Urtica urens (nettle) from the family Urticaceae (nettle) [2]. Irina Nikulina.

Additional info about Larva

  • Adult gusenitsa- dark brown with yellow stripes and 7th rows of orange branched spikes [2]. Irina Nikulina.


  • Pupa brownish with dark stripes along the wing buds and side - across the abdominal segments, the dorsal surface of the small light bumps. [2]. Irina Nikulina.


  • Eggs are green with white dots and small longitudinal stripes, one for sheet or kidney KR [2]. Irina Nikulina.

Overwintering stage

  • Imago [2]. Irina Nikulina.

Subspecies Polygonia c-aureum


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Yuri Semejkin.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov, Irina Nikulina.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.



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26.08.2014 9:45, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Zoogeographical regions: Palaearctic → Palaearctic, Indo-Malayan.

29.01.2014 17:47, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Zoogeographical regions: No formalized data → Palaearctic. Flight time: No formalized data → January, February, March, April, May, July, August, September, October, November, December. Caterpillar lifespan: No formalized data → June, July. Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Imago.

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