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Arethusana arethusa (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775)

Самец  (Arethusana arethusa)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Nymphalidae subfamily Satyrinae tribe Satyrini subtribe Satyrina genus Arethusana → species Arethusana arethusa

Species name(s)

Arethusana arethusa (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775) = Papilio arethusa [Schiffermüller], 1775 = Hipparchia arethusa = Nytha ligustica Rocci, 1931 = Satyrus reducta Pionneau, 1937.

False Grayling


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #25. Tuvinsky.

Forewing length

23—25 mm.

Primary colors

Orange, 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  (Arethusana arethusa)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Длина переднего крыла — до 2,5 см. На вершинах передних крыльев расположено по одному черному пятну. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and 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 Soil, Western Caucasus, Lower Volga, Prealtay, Mid-Volzhsky, Tuva, South West Siberian, South Ural. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Albania, Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Greece (mainland), Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Macedonia, Portugal (mainland), Russia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey ( European part), Ukraine, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland ?, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Вид распространен локально в Португалии, Испании, Италии и Франции, а также в Восточной Европе. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • С июля по сентябрь. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Увидеть аретузу можно нечасто — на теплых сухих склонах [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • Гусеницы встречаются с сентября по июнь, зимуют. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Gramineae. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Злаки. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Overwintering stage

  • Личинка. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Arethusana arethusa


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Alexandr Zhakov, Evgeny Komarov.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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