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Heteropterus morpheus (Pallas, 1771)

Самец  (Heteropterus morpheus)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Hesperiidae subfamily Heteropterinae genus Heteropterus → species Heteropterus morpheus

Species name(s)

Heteropterus morpheus (Pallas, 1771) = Papilio morpheus Pallas, 1771 = steropes Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775 = Papilio speculum Rottemburg, 1775 = Papilio aracinthus Fabricius, 1777 = Heteropterus aniensis Dannehl 1925 = Heteropterus aquitainensis Pionneau 1938 = Papilio aracinthus Fabricius, 1777 = Heteropterus atrolimbata Skala 1912 = Heteropterus kuromon Motone 1941 = Heteropterus maculata Schwingenschuss 1952 = Heteropterus minutus Lempke 1926 = Heteropterus obscura Skala 1912 = Heteropterus obsoleta Fritsch 1912 = Heteropterus phantasos Stichel 1900 = Heteropterus radiata Kolisko 1905 = Heteropterus separata Pionneau 1938 = Papilio speculifer Fourcroy, 1785 = Papilio speculum Rottemburg, 1775 = Heteropterus vasconiae Picard 1948.

Large Chequered Skipper


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny*; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny*; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #26. Predbaikalsky*; #27. Pribaikalsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #40. Primorsky.

* An asterisk denotes a region for which the species is listed as an migrant or information that requires additional checking.

Primary colors

Yellow, Brown/Gray/Black, White.

Flight time

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

Имаго  (Heteropterus morpheus)

Detailed information with references


  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, the Soviet Union - the European part of Turkey - European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, Gorno-Altaisk, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth (?), The European Central European South taiga (?), Trans-Baikal, Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny -Amursky, Prealtay, of Baikal (?) Pribaikalskiy, Seaside, Mid-Amur, Mid-Volzhsky, Sredneobskaya, South West Siberian, South Ural. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Germany, Denmark (mainland), Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic,Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • От Северной Испании до Сибири и Кореи, в Европе — изолированные популяции. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • С июня по июль, иногда по август. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Предпочитает влажные участки, но может летать и над сухими, песчаными. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • Гусеница морфея живет с лета до следующей весны. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Calamagrostis canescens, Brachypodium sylvaticum, Molinia caerulea, Phragmites australis. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Вейник. [85]. Peter Khramov.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Yuriy Karpov, Alexey Fomin.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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17.01.2011 15:18, Vasiliy Feoktistov

View quite unfairly listed in the KK Moscow area in my opinion. It is not rare for us, but rather local.

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