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Favonius saphirinus (Staudinger, 1887)

Имаго  (Favonius saphirinus)


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

Species name(s)

Favonius saphirinus (Staudinger, 1887) = Thecla saphirina Staudinger, 1887 = Zephyrus immaculatus Watari, 1935 = Favonius saphirina = Neozephirus saphirinus.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

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

Forewing length

15—19 mm.

Flight time

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

Имаго  (Favonius saphirinus)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Dark discal strokes stand out clearly on the silvery white below the wings. The front wings are rounded at the top. The length of the front wings 15-19. [130]. Yuri Semejkin.


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


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

Larva food plants

  • Quercus mongolica, Q. dentata. [130]. Yuri Semejkin.

Subspecies Favonius saphirinus


Photos: Vladimir Mescheryakov.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Yuri Semejkin.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.



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29.01.2014 17:28, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Zoogeographical regions: No formalized data → Palaearctic. Forewing length: No formalized data → 15—19 mm. Flight time: No formalized data → July, August.

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