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Limenitis sydyi Lederer, 1853

Имаго  (Limenitis sydyi)


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

Species name(s)

Limenitis sydyi 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

Имаго  (Limenitis sydyi)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Крылья сверху обычно чёрные или тёмно-коричневые с белыми полосами и пятнами.
    1. Центр яч. передних крыльев с 1 белым пятном или вообще без пятен.
    - Центр. яч. передних крыльев с двумя белыми пятнами.
    2. Низ крыльев по внешнему краю без опыления. Срединная перевязь узкая, всегда без голубоватого отлива.
    - Низ крыльев по внешнему краю с широким белым опылением, прорезанным коричневато-красной линией. Срединная перевяэь широкая, у самцов сверху с голубоватым отливом по краям.
    Длина передних крыльев самцов 24-30, самок 29-34. [130]. Yuri Semejkin.


  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Trans-Baikal, the Lower Amur, Prealtay, Seaside, Mid-Amur. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Altai, Eastern. Trans-Baikal, Amur region, Primorye, China, and Korea. [2]. Irina Nikulina.


  • One generation, the flight of the end of June until mid-August. [2]. Irina Nikulina.
  • На рединах, опушках, полянах редкостойных широколиственных и смешанных лесов в конце VI до середины VIII. [130]. Yuri Semejkin.

Larva food plants

  • In the Altai - Lonicera altaica (Honeysuckle Altay)
    In the Far East - Spiraea media Schmidt (Spiraea average) and Spiraea salicifolia L. (Spiraea purple loosestrife) [2]. Irina Nikulina.
  • Жимолость, спирея. [130]. Yuri Semejkin.

Additional info about Larva

  • Caterpillar of last instar light zelёnayas wide dark green stripe along the body in spiny.Vsё branched spines on the sides, they are bright, situated in the 3-series. On either side of the dorsal stripe on a number of long, dark spines (6-7mm), about whom another 2 series of short spines. In certain segments of the pattern of black dots and strokes.The head is light brown with black eyes and a black triangle between them. The head is covered with light-colored spines, top of the head and long black spines. Thoracic legs are black. [2]. Irina Nikulina.


  • Dolly to 22 mm in length, pearl color with 4 rows of black spots on the abdominal segments and the outer edge of the wing buds. Hanging on thin branches of host plants. Develops 10-12 days. [2]. Irina Nikulina.

Subspecies Limenitis sydyi


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Baryshenko Andrey, Yuri Semejkin.

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

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.



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26.01.2014 19:17, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

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

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