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Artopoetes pryeri (Murray, 1873)

Имаго  (Artopoetes pryeri)


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

Species name(s)

Artopoetes pryeri (Murray, 1873) = Lycaena pryeri Murray, 1873 = Lycaena nakamurai Kanda & Kato, 1931.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

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

Primary colors

Blue, Brown/Gray/Black, White.

Flight time

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

Самка  (Artopoetes pryeri)

Detailed information with references


  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Lower Amur, Seaside. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Outside of Russia in China, Korea, Japan
    It lives in deciduous and mixed forests in river valleys and mountain slopes. [2]. Irina Nikulina.


  • July August [2]. Irina Nikulina.

Larva food plants

  • Plants of the genus Syringa (Lilac) - S. amurensis (Amur lilac), S. reticulata (lilac mesh (Japanese)), S. vulgaris (Syringa vulgaris) and the kind of Ligustrum (Privet / Ligustrum) - L. Tschonoskii (privet Hokkaido (Chonoski )), L. Ovalifolium (privet ovalnolistnaya), L. Japonicum (Japanese privet), L. Ibota (privet Ibota), L. Obtusifolium (privet tupolistnaya) [9]. Irina Nikulina.

Additional info about Larva

  • The caterpillar is green with pointed front and rear ends, on the dorsal side of the thoracic segments reddish-brown spots. He lives in a symbiotic relationship with ants [2]. Irina Nikulina.


  • Pupa green or creamy with brownish wing buds, strongly convex dorsal side of the abdomen; is attached on the lower side of the sheet. [2]. Irina Nikulina.


  • Eggs are reddish-brown, shaped like squash with a number of side ribs; 2-5 and more on the bark of KR at a height of 1-3 meters [2]. Irina Nikulina.

Subspecies Artopoetes pryeri


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.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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29.01.2014 21:55, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Zoogeographical regions: No formalized data → Palaearctic. Flight time: No formalized data → July, August.

20.03.2011 23:11, Evgeny Komarov

That's right! Botanists have made a big if name / surname, and entomology capitalized species do not write!

20.03.2011 23:01, Peter Khramov

Citizens IMO Russian names should be put in small letters, even if it's kind of name someone. Ie Pryor not Zephyr and Zephyr Pryor. Who says what?

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