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Polyommatus cyane (Eversmann, 1837)

Имаго  Polyommatus cyane


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

Species name(s)

Polyommatus (Polyommatus) cyane (Eversmann, 1837) = Plebejidea cyane = Lycaena cyane Eversmann, 1837 = tarbagata (Suschkin, 1909) = Lycaena radiata Kozhanchikov, 1923 = ella (Bollow, 1931) = Agrodiaetus cyane.


Zoogeographical regions


Primary colors

Orange, Blue, Brown/Gray/Black.

Самец  Polyommatus cyane

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Plebejidea cyane. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • USSR - the European part. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Russia. [10]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Polyommatus cyane


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10.04.2011 17:59, Svyatoslav Knyazev

In Western Siberia, caterpillars and butterflies feed exclusively on Goniolimon speciosum!

25.06.2009 6:47, Boris Stradomsky

(= Deserticola (Elwes, 1900); = tarbagana (Suschkin, 1909); = radiata (Koschantschikov, 1923); = kozhantshikovi (Sheljuzhko, 1928); = ella (Bollow, 1931)).
Description. Length of front wing 10-17 mm. The male on top of the wings are blue, shiny, with an edge dimming width of about 2 mm and dark veins; a female - brown with blue hilar spraying. From below the wing of the male is light gray, the female - light brown. Drawing a contrast underside of the wings.Marginal black spot in the bottom of the rear wing angle of the anal area with bright blue scales.
The length of the valve is 2.1-2.2 mm.
Biology. Meso-xerophytic habitats: steppes, semi-deserts. Years of adults: June-August in 1 generation. Forage caterpillars: Limonium gmelinii.
Subspecies. Subspecies status of individual populations of P.cyane on currently interpreted ambiguously.
Related and similar species. P. loewii: darker underside of the wings, the blades uncus side view of a flattened branches gnathos directed dorsally.

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