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Polyommatus daphnis (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775)

Самка  Polyommatus daphnis


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

Species name(s)

Polyommatus (Meleageria) daphnis (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775) = Lycaena meleager = Meleageria daphnis = Papilio daphnis [Schiffermüller], 1775 = Papilio endymion [Schiffermüller], 1775 = Papilio meleager Esper, 1778 = Polyommatus daphnis brandti Pfeiffer, 1938.

Meleager's Blue


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky.

Primary colors

Blue, Brown/Gray/Black.

Flight time

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

Самка  Polyommatus daphnis

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Lycaena meleager; Meleageria daphnis. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Spain, Italy, Poland, Romania, Sicily, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - the European part of Turkey - European part of France, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, the European Central Black Earth, Central European, Western Caucasus, Lower Volga, Mid-Volzhsky, South Ural. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Albania, Andorra, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Germany, Greece (mainland), Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, North Aegean Islands, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic,Switzerland, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Coronilla varia, indifferent to the caterpillars ants genera Lasius, Formica, Tapinoma. [28]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Polyommatus daphnis


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Jan van Holten, Evgeny Komarov.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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