Create an Account E-mail: Password: Recover password

Authors Contacts Get involved Русская версия


Eumedonia eumedon (Esper, 1780)

Имаго  (Eumedonia eumedon)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Lycaenidae genus Eumedonia → species Eumedonia eumedon

Species name(s)

Eumedonia eumedon (Esper, 1780) = Aricia eumedon (Esper, [1780]) = Papilio eumedon Esper, 1780 = Papilio chiron Rottemburg, 1775 = Cupido fylgia Spangberg, 1876 = Lycaena alticola Christoph, 1893 = Papilio bellinus Prunner, 1798 = Papilio chiron Rottemburg, 1775 = Papilio cleon Schneider, 1787 = Cupido fylgia Spangberg, 1876.

Geranium Argus


Zoogeographical regions


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; #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; #34. Kamchatsky; #35. Sredne-Okhotsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #39. Yuzhno-Kurilsky; #40. Primorsky.

Primary colors

Orange, Blue, Brown/Gray/Black.

Flight time

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

Самец  (Eumedonia eumedon)

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Aricia eumedon. [3]. Peter Khramov.


  • Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Spain, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sicily, Slovakia, 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, 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, Kamchatka, Karelia, Kola, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhne-Amur, Prealtay,Of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy, Primorye, Sakhalin, the North-Yenisei, Mid-Amur, the Volga-Average, Average Okhotsk, Mid-Ural, Sredneobskaya, Tuva, South West Siberian Yuzhno-Kuril, South Ural, South Yakutia. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Germany, Greece (mainland), Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia, Norway (mainland), Poland, Russia, Romania, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia,Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Kazakhstan Personal communication. Alexander Belousov.

Larva food plants

  • Geranium. [28]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Eumedonia eumedon


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Natalia Demchenko, Irina Nikulina.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Alexander Belousov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



Note: you should have a account to upload new topics and comments. Please, create an account or log in to add comments

18.01.2011 16:31, Peter Khramov

Ok, I leave it until it is.

18.01.2011 10:56, Alexandr Zhakov

Basically two options: Leave it like it is, on the authority of Starodomskogo (I personally its opinion strongly agree) or a change in the dominant view Aricia. Peter is up to you.

18.01.2011 5:52, Boris Stradomsky

Indeed, currently dominated by the view that eumedon belongs to the genus Aricia. However, recent molecular genetic studies, such as:
suggest that a nursing eumedon views with respect to Cyaniris semiargus, and not to Aricia. In addition, representatives of Aricia have a different structure compared to the genitals eumedon.Thus, the most appropriate and balanced solution to this problem at the moment was to restore the status of the genus Eumedonia, similar to the recovery in the recent time the status of the genus Cyaniris:

17.01.2011 23:45, Alexandr Zhakov

No, Aricia

17.01.2011 23:29, Peter Khramov

Summary - to Polyommatus?

16.01.2011 15:46, Alexandr Zhakov

MEND, Eumedonia, Forster described as a kind of subgenus Polyommatus (with the original does not know, so I could be wrong.)

16.01.2011 15:42, Dmitriy Pozhogin

Consult BV Stradomsky. In his book, he comes as Polyammatus (Eumedonia) eumedon /

16.01.2011 14:58, Alexandr Zhakov

The generic name Eumedonia, Forster 1938, with the type species eumedon, is not used.
Most modern foreign and domestic works, it kind of belongs to the genus Aricia.

16.01.2011 14:34, Peter Khramov

Alexander did not quite understand what links? To add. information?

14.01.2011 23:57, Alexandr Zhakov

Aricia eumedon (Esper 1780)
Aricia eumedon (Esper 1780)
Aricia eumedon (Esper [1780]) Cinev 2008

* Our website is multilingual. Some comments have been translated from other languages. international entomological community. Terms of use and publishing policy.

Project editor in chief and administrator: Peter Khramov.

Curators: Konstantin Efetov, Vasiliy Feoktistov, Svyatoslav Knyazev, Evgeny Komarov, Stan Korb, Alexander Zhakov.

Moderators: Vasiliy Feoktistov, Evgeny Komarov, Dmitriy Pozhogin, Alexandr Zhakov.

Thanks to all authors, who publish materials on the website.

© Insects catalog, 2007—2022.

Species catalog enables to sort by characteristics such as expansion, flight time, etc..

Photos of representatives Insecta.

Detailed insects classification with references list.

Few themed publications and a living blog.