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Argynnis laodice (Pallas, 1771)

Самка  (Argynnis laodice)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Nymphalidae subfamily Heliconiinae tribe Argynnini genus Argynnis subgenus Argyronome → species Argynnis laodice

Species name(s)

Argynnis (Argyronome) laodice (Pallas, 1771) = Argyronome laodice = Papilio laodice Pallas, 1771 = Papilio cethosia Fabricius, 1793 = Argynnis laodice producta Matsumura, 1929.

Pallas's Fritillary


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #39. Yuzhno-Kurilsky; #40. Primorsky.

Primary colors

Orange, Yellow, Green, 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

Имаго  (Argynnis laodice)

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Argyronome laodice. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Внешняя сторона испода задних крыльев рыже-бурая, внутренняя — желто-зеленая, между этими частями крыла — ряд белых пятен. Имеется ряд географических форм, в т.ч. с Дальнего Востока, Японии. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Latvia, Poland, Slovakia and the Soviet Union - the European part, Finland, Sweden, Estonia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, the Western Caucasus, the Lower Amur, Lower Volga, Primorye, Sakhalin, Mid-Amur, Mid-Volzhsky, Mid-Urals , Sredneobskaya, South West Siberian Yuzhno-Kuril,South Ural. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Belarus, Hungary, Germany, Denmark (mainland), Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Finland, Czech Republic ?, Sweden, Estonia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • От Восточной Европы до Японии. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • Летает в июле—сентябре. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Местообитания — сырые луга и лесные дороги. Нередко садится на цветы ежевики. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • Живет с августа по июль следующего года. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Viola palustris. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Фиалка болотная, фиалка собачья. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Larva

  • Гусеница Argynnis laodice черно-серая, с желтой продольной полосой на спине и шестью темными прятами по бокам тела. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • Куколка блестящая, темно-бурая, с мелкими черными полосами. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Overwintering stage

  • Гусеница. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Argynnis laodice


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Victor Titov, Vitaly Gumenuk.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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