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Lycaena virgaureae (Linnaeus, 1758)

Самец  (Lycaena virgaureae)

Taxonomy

class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Lycaenidae subfamily Lycaeninae tribe Lycaenini genus Lycaena → species Lycaena virgaureae

Species name(s)

Lycaena virgaureae (Linnaeus, 1758) = Heodes virgaureae = Papilio virgaureae Linnaeus, 1758.

Scarce Copper

urn:lsid:insecta.pro:taxonomy:8424

Expansion

Zoogeographical regions

Palaearctic.

Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #2. Kolsky; #3. Karelsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #6. Evropeisky Severo-Vostochny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #15. Severo-Uralsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #21. Severo-Yeniseisky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #25. Tuvinsky; #26. Predbaikalsky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #31. Yuzhno-Yakutsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #40. Primorsky.

Forewing length

17—20 mm.

Primary colors

Orange, Brown/Gray/Black.

Flight time

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

Larva lifespan

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

Самка  (Lycaena virgaureae)

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Heodes virgaureae. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Длина переднего крыла 1,7—2 см. Верхняя сторона крыльев красно-оранжевая, для нижней стороны характеры разбросанные черные точки на оранжевом фоне; самки отличаются пятнистыми крыльями. Бабочка имеет множество форм. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Distribution

  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and the Soviet Union - the 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-East, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, Transbaikalia, Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Kola, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhne-Amur, Prealtay,Of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy, Seaside, North Yenisei, the North Urals, Mid-Amur, the Volga-Average, Average Urals, Sredneobskaya, Tuva, South West Siberian, South Ural, South Yakutia. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Norway (mainland), Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Finland,France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Огненный червонец встречается по почти по всей Европе, но отсутствует на большей части Пиренейского полуострова, а западной части Европы встречается лишь местами. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Lifespan

  • С середины июня по август, местами — до сентября. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Местообитания: влажные, светлые леса, болота и опушки лесов, прогалины, поляны и просеки с лугами. В горах Lycaena virgaurea летает на высоте до 1500 м (более, чем 2000 м — Моуха, 1979). [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • С апреля по июнь. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Rumex. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Щавель воробьиный, щавель обыкновенный, кислый. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Larva

  • Тело гусеницы — темно-зеленое, голова — черная, полосы на голове — желтоватые. Окукливание проходит в июне. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Pupa

  • Куколка бурого цвета. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Overwintering stage

  • Зимует полностью развившаяся гусеница в яйце. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Lycaena virgaureae

Authors

Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Oleg Seliverstov, Irina Nikulina.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

References

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21.10.2013 15:09, Peter Khramov

I moved here from the Old buggy-type double.

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