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Zizula hylax (Fabricius, 1775)

Имаго  Zizula hylax


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Lycaenidae subfamily Polyommatinae tribe Polyommatini genus Zizula → species Zizula hylax

Species name(s)

Zizula hylax (Fabricius, 1775) = Papilio hylax Fabricius, 1775 = Lycaena gaika Trimen, 1862 = Lycaena mylica Guenée, 1862 = Lycaena cleodora Walker, 1870 = Lycaena perparva Saalmüller, 1884 = Zizera horii Matsumura, 1931 = Pithecops hylax = Zizera gaika = Zizeeria gaika = Zizula gaika = Zizula hylax hylax = Papilio donovani Kirby, 1800 = Lycaena gaika Trimen, 1862 = Lycaena lysimon Trimen, 1866 = Lycaena mylica Guenée, 1863.

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Wingspan 11-15 mm. Male, UP is purplish blue with broad dark borders (slightly over 1.0 mm); UN is brownish gray, FW without a cell spot, with a spot in space 11 above the middle of cell; HW postdiscal spot in space 6 is in line with those in 5-7. While that ofZizina otisshifted inwardly and out of line with the spots in spaces 5 and 7. Female is pale brown. Subsp. pygmaeais slightly smaller and duller colored wings than inhylax.