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Limenitis helmanni Lederer, 1853

Имаго  (Limenitis helmanni)


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

Species name(s)

Limenitis helmanni Lederer, 1853.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#23. Predaltaisky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #40. Primorsky.

Flight time

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

Over-wintering stage


Имаго  (Limenitis helmanni)

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Camilla helmanni. [3]. Peter Khramov.

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Задние крылья снизу в базальной и анальных частях с широким голубовато-белым полем, не вогнутым до основания вдоль задней жилки центральной ячейки. [130]. Yuri Semejkin.


  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Trans-Baikal, the Lower Amur, Prealtay, Seaside, Mid-Amur. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Outside of Russia: Eastern. and South-Eastern. Kazakhstan, China, Korea, Japan
    In the west, the area is found along the coastal bush honeysuckle, among the bushes on the hills and mountain slopes, forest meadows, relict in linden.
    In the south of the Far East it is found everywhere in deciduous and mixed forests of mountain, in gorah- to the upper boundary of the forest. [2]. Irina Nikulina.


  • One generation. In the west, the flight of the area in June and July, the Far Vostoke- from mid-June to early September. [2]. Irina Nikulina.

Larva food plants

  • In Altai: Lonicera altaica Pall. (Altai Honeysuckle), Lonicera tatarica L. (honeysuckle)
    In the Far East: Lonicera maackii (Rupr.) Herder (Maak honeysuckle) [2]. Irina Nikulina.

Additional info about Larva

  • Last instar caterpillar is similar to camilla. It is bright green, lower body and abdominal legs - a whitish-green. On the dorsal side of the 2, 3, 5, 10 and 11th segments paired light green or reddish protuberances 2-3 mm in length, they are covered with spines. On the sides of abdominal segments whitish-green band.The head is whitish with a picture of 4 vertical red-brown stripes, covered with numerous spines, two of which-is necessary glazkami- longer and darker than the others.
    Pupation usually on the bottom sheet of the central vein. [2]. Irina Nikulina.


  • The length of the pupa ok.19 mm, it is green, stripes on the sides of the abdomen, on the 2nd abdominal segmente- teardrop-shaped protrusion. On the sides of the head of the brown horns. Develops approx. 10 days. [2]. Irina Nikulina.


  • The female lays eggs on the honeysuckle shoots thin end [2]. Irina Nikulina.

Overwintering stage

  • Egg [2]. Irina Nikulina.

Subspecies Limenitis helmanni


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Yuri Semejkin, Irina Nikulina.

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

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.



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26.01.2014 19:12, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Zoogeographical regions: No formalized data → Palaearctic. Flight time: No formalized data → June, July, August, September. Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Ova.

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