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Aricia agestis (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775)

Самец  (Aricia agestis)

Taxonomy

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

Species name(s)

Aricia agestis (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775) = Papilio agestis [Schiffermüller], 1775 = alexis (Scopoli, 1763) = medon (Hufnagel, 1776) = astrarche (Bergsträsser, [1779]) = Papilio medon Hüfnagel, 1776.

Brown Argus

urn:lsid:insecta.pro:taxonomy:8425

Expansion

Zoogeographical regions

Palaearctic.

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; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #23. Predaltaisky.

Forewing length

14—15 mm.

Primary colors

Orange, Brown/Gray/Black, White.

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

Over-wintering stage

Larva.

Имаго  (Aricia agestis)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Length of front wing - about 1.5 cm. Brown on the wings there, but blue - no, despite the fact that "copper-butterfly." From similar species it should be notedAricia artaxerxes. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Distribution

  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Italy, Corsica, Crete, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Sicily, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - the European part of Turkey - European part, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden and Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, the Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Lower Volga, Prealtay, Mid-Volzhsky, Mid-Ural, South West Siberian , Southern Urals. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Dodecanese Islands, Italy (mainland), Cyprus, Corsica, Crete, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, the Netherlands, the Channel Islands, Poland, Russia,Romania, Northern Aegean Islands, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, France (mainland), Croatia, Cycladic, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden and Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Habitat: Europe, in the north - to 56 ° N. w. Thus, in England and Scandinavia, it is found only in the south, and then only in some places. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Lifespan

  • In central Russia time volley from mid-May to September 3 generations. Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.
  • 2 generation. The butterflies of the first generation fly in May-June, the second - from mid-July to early August. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Brown copper-butterfly a frequent guest on the upland meadows, flying more often on roadsides and in the limestone mountains at an altitude of 1000 m. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • Aricia agestis caterpillars can be caught from September to May, and in addition - in June and July. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Geraniaceae, Erodium. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Sunflower, geranium (Erodium cicutarium). Geranium, such as meadow geranium (Geranium pratense) [5]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Aricia agestis

Authors

Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Vlad Proklov, Svyatoslav Knyazev.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

References

Comments

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30.01.2014 14:17, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Larva.

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