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Plebejus argus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Самец  (Plebejus argus)


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

Species name(s)

Plebejus (Plebejus) argus (Linnaeus, 1758) = Plebeius argus (Linnaeus, 1758) = Papilio argus Linnaeus, 1758 = sylvius (Poda, 1761) = Lycaeides argus orientaloides Verity, 1931 = Lycaeides argus altaegidon Verity, 1931 = Lycaena alpina Courvoisier, 1911 = Lycaena aegon plouharnelensis Oberthür, 1910 = Lycaena aegidion Gerhard, 1853 = Papilio alsus Esper, 1790 = Papilio argyrophalara Bergstrasser, 1779 = Papilio argyrotoxus Bergstrasser, 1779 = Papilio argyra Bergstrasser, 1779 = Plebeius juncta Tutt, 1909 = Papilio philonomus Bergstrasser, 1779.

Silver-studded Blue


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #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; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #15. Severo-Uralsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #25. Tuvinsky; #26. Predbaikalsky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #31. Yuzhno-Yakutsky; #35. Sredne-Okhotsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #39. Yuzhno-Kurilsky; #40. Primorsky.

Forewing length

11—15 mm.

Primary colors

Orange, Blue, 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

Самка  (Plebejus argus)

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Plebeius argus. [3]. Peter Khramov.

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • The length of the front wing starts from 1.1 and can reach 1.5 cm. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - the European part 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-East, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, Transbaikalia, Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhne-Amur, Lower Volga, Prealtay,Of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy, Primorye, Sakhalin, the North Urals, Mid-Amur, the Volga-Average, Average Okhotsk, Mid-Ural, Sredneobskaya, Tuva, South West Siberian Yuzhno-Kuril, South Ural, South Yakutia. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Corsica, Latvia , Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway (mainland)Channel Islands, Poland, Portugal (mainland), Romania, Russia, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia . [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • The butterfly is widespread in Europe, including England and Sardinia. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • From mid-June to mid-August. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Argus prefers areas with sandy soils. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • From April to June. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Lyadvenets or harrow, other members of the legume family and heather. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Larva

  • He lives in a symbiotic relationship with ants. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Overwintering stage

  • Egg. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Plebejus argus


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Irina Nikulina, Igor Sakhno.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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