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Aphantopus hyperantus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Имаго  (Aphantopus hyperantus)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Nymphalidae subfamily Satyrinae tribe Maniolini genus Aphantopus → species Aphantopus hyperantus

Species name(s)

Aphantopus hyperantus (Linnaeus, 1758) = Papilio hyperantus Linnaeus, 1758 = Aphantopus albipunctata Boldt 1936 = Aphantopus caecimaculata Pilleau 1952 = Aphantopus decora Caruel 1944 = Aphantopus goodsoni Pilleau 1952 = Aphantopus infrapallida Lempke 1935 = Aphantopus jeholana Matsumura 1939 = Aphantopus neustetteri Schawerda 1938 = Aphantopus nigra Pilleau 1952 = Satyrus ocellatus Butler, 1882 = Aphantopus parvocellata Lempke 1957 = Aphantopus pseudoocellatus Bergman 1952 = Aphantopus sexoculatus Caruel 1944 = Aphantopus sublanguescens Pionneau 1930 = Aphantopus totemaxima Verity 1953.



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; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #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; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #40. Primorsky.

Forewing length

23—25 mm.

Primary colors

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  (Aphantopus hyperantus)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Length of front wing in the region of 2.5 cm. The wings are brown with small dark eyes, surrounded by pale bands. On the undershirt of the wings in the middle of the holes are located the white dots. Butterflies Aphantopus hyperantus vary greatly both in tone, and the number of holes. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, 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, Karelia, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny-Amur, Prealtay, of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy,Seaside, Mid-Amur, the Volga-Average, Average Urals, Sredneobskaya, Tuva, South West Siberian, South Ural. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Ireland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Latvia, Lithuania , Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands,Poland, Russia, Romania, Northern Ireland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Habitat type: Europe, except for the North of England, the northern part of Scandinavia, southern part of the Iberian Peninsula, Greece, Italy and the Mediterranean islands. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • Time volley - mid-June - August: one generation. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Eye flower inhabits a variety of habitats - grasslands, sparse forests, hills and mountains up to 1500 m. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • Lifetime lichnok: from September to May. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Gramineae. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Holcus, Milium, Poa, Carex. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Larva

  • Caterpillar flower buds gray-brown, with a dark line down the middle of the body, feeding at night. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Overwintering stage

  • Caterpillar overwinters. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Aphantopus hyperantus


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Andrey Sazykin, Peter Khramov.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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16.02.2012 1:15, Peter Khramov

As rightly noted by Alexander in a particular topic, no satirid on site no. There subfamily Satirinae family Nymphalidae. Now intermediate taxa are not shown on the website during the week should start to appear, along with updating the database. But the satire itself, will remain in the Nymphalidae.

15.02.2012 17:48, Igor Sakhno

And anything that got our eye in this Nymphalidae on our site?
It seems more and someone in satirid Nymphalidae us.

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