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Aricia anteros (Freyer, 1838)

Самец  Aricia anteros


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

Species name(s)

Aricia anteros (Freyer, 1838) = Lycaena anteros Freyer, 1839 = Aricia anteros minoratissima Verity, 1938 = Plebeius anteros = Ultraaricia anteros.

Blue Argus


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky.

Primary colors

Orange, Blue, Brown/Gray/Black, White.

Самка  Aricia anteros

Detailed information with references


  • Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, the Soviet Union - the European part of Turkey - European part of Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: East Caucasian, West Caucasian. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece (mainland), Macedonia, Romania, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, Croatia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Geranium. [28]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Aricia anteros


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23.06.2009 20:45, Boris Stradomsky

Description. Length of front wing 12-17 mm. The male on top of the wings of blue, shiny, with an edge dimming width of about 2 mm; the female brown with orange marginal wells. Bottom wings pale gray-brown. Drawing a contrast underside of the wings, between the fourth and fifth spots postdiskalnogo number has a white field.Fringe colorful wings.
The length of the valve is 1.5-1.7 mm. Uncus blade on the dorsal side has a large kogteobrazny process.
Biology. Mesophytic mixed grass meadows. In the mountains up to 3000 m. Years of adults: June-August. Forage plants caterpillars: Geranium spp.
Subspecies. In the Caucasus: P. anteros dombaiensis (Alberti, 1969).
Related and similar species. Species of the genus Polyommatus, A.nicias: uncus blade does not have a large kogteobraznogo process.

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