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Neozephyrus smaragdinus (Bremer, 1861)

Самец  Neozephyrus smaragdinus


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

Species name(s)

Neozephyrus smaragdinus (Bremer, 1861) = Thecla smaragdina Bremer, 1861 = Thecla diamantina Oberthür, 1879 = luxurians (Murayama, 1953) = Dipsas smaragdina = Neozephirus smaragdinus = Chrysozephyrus smaragdina = Chrysozephyrus smaragdinus (Bremer, 1861).


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #40. Primorsky.


18—20 mm.

Flight time

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

Имаго  Neozephyrus smaragdinus

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • The front wings are brownish bottom with soft, no black spots at the back corner. Discal touches pronounced front and rear wings, separated from the background with white dashes.
    Discal strokes on the front and rear wings below the dark, wide, separated from the background light stripes. Hind wings below the front edge to radical stroke.When wetted with alcohol stain top wings of males becomes bronze-purple. The length of the forewings of males 18-20, females 20 [130]. Yuri Semejkin.


  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Lower Amur, Primorye and Sakhalin. [3]. Peter Khramov.


  • July-mid September. [130]. Yuri Semejkin.

Larva food plants

  • Prunus sp, padus sp. [130]. Yuri Semejkin.

Subspecies Neozephyrus smaragdinus


Photos: Vladimir Mescheryakov, Evgeny Komarov.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Yuri Semejkin.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.



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12.08.2016 9:41, Peter Khramov The taxons were merged.

Neozephyrus smaragdinus and Chrysozephyrus smaragdinus were merged.

07.08.2016 12:00, Evgeny Komarov

Комментарий к виду Chrysozephyrus smaragdinus (удален из базы 12.08.2016 9:41): Объединить с Neozephyrus smaragdinus (по Синеву) - мне тут прав не хватает!

11.09.2014 23:16, Peter Khramov

In the blue Chrysozephyrus brillantinus explicitly listed as a synonym?

10.04.2014 0:06, Irina Nikulina

Peter, this kind of - that's double of By Sinev have to leaveNeozephyrus smaragdinus

29.01.2014 16:52, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Zoogeographical regions: No formalized data → Palaearctic. Wingspan: No formalized data → 18—20 mm. Flight time: No formalized data → July, August, September.

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