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Apatura schrenckii Ménétriès, 1858

Самец  (Apatura schrenckii)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Nymphalidae subfamily Apaturinae tribe Apaturini genus Apatura → species Apatura schrenckii

Species name(s)

Apatura schrenckii Ménétriès, 1858 = Amuriana schrenckii (Menetries, 1859) = Mimathyma schrenckii (Ménétriés, 1859) = Adolias schrenckii Ménétriés, 1859 = Apatura schrenki. [3, 9]

Schrenck’s Emperor.



This species marks on the maps: 5.

Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #40. Primorsky.

Primary colors

Orange, Blue, Brown/Gray/Black, White, Irisated.

Flight time

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

Over-wintering stage


Самка  (Apatura schrenckii)

Detailed information with references

Taxonomy, synonyms and combinations

  • Amuriana schrenckii. [3].


  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Lower Amur, Seaside, Mid-Amur. [3].
  • Areal Apatura schrenckii - south of Primorye, Korea. [13].
  • It lives in lowland deciduous and mixed forests, to the waist gorah- dark coniferous taiga. [2].
  • Ареал Apatura schrenckii — юг Приморья, Корея. [85].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Top brownish-black, with whitish and bluish picture, and rusty-brown spots on the front wings. The rear wings are wide white sash with blue iridescent edges. The underside of the rear wings pale greenish-blue with a silvery sheen and olive-colored sash. [13].
  • Верх буровато-черный, с беловатым рисунком и голубоватыми, а также ржаво-бурыми пятнами на передних крыльях. Задние крылья несут широкую белую перевязь с голубыми переливающимися краями. Испод задних крыльев бледно-зеленовато-голубой с серебристым блеском и с оливкового цвета перевязью. [85].

General info about Imago

  • Fly high in the trees, in the heat sink under the forest canopy, the wet soil near pools and river braids often form large clumps. [95].

Imago lifespan

  • Flight from early July to mid-August [2].

General info about Larva

  • Cvetlo green caterpillar, carries three pairs of dorsal appendages and two at the end of the tip of the trunk. Outwardly like a larvaApatura ilia. [13].
  • Гусеница cветло-зеленая, несет три пары спинных выростов и два острия на конце туловища. Внешне походит на личинку Apatura ilia. [85].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Ilm. [13].
  • Ильм. [85].

Overwintering stage

  • Caterpillar [103].

Subspecies of Apatura schrenckii


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Andrey Proplyetkin, Vladimir Mescheryakov.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Irina Nikulina.

The species characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.



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26.01.2014 18:51, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Flight time: No formalized data → July, August. Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Larva.

26.03.2011 9:44, Yuri Semejkin

Is it possible for more detail. And, for obvious data. They can be seen visually? To determine the type of?

26.03.2011 7:30,

If between the taxonomy and biology on the floor write "9" and ask what they see (?) ... Each of them will be "right", but the "character" - will remain the same kind ... :) This butterfly Apatura and outwardly resembles a Mimathyma , obvious highlight the kind of data into something third ... not yet, but when they appear :), Amuriana would be the place :) so ... :) all missing cases

25.03.2011 18:32, Evgeny Komarov

Peter! Since "climbed" on the territory of most biologists - are suffering;) Systematics, alas, does not stand still. The truth is that the desire to make something of their own is no more than a worthless imaginations. And voobshe, all supra taxonomy is very subjective.

25.03.2011 13:37, Peter Khramov

Yes, in this sense, no rest from biology there. Keep all change, driven into subtypes and back, a nightmare, no permanent normal system. I do not know, at any directory on the site of great anguish with the system than the biological.

25.03.2011 11:51, Vladimir Mescheryakov

and there is an option Mimathyma schrenckii :)

25.03.2011 7:22, Vladimir Mescheryakov

and there is an option Mimathyma schrenckii :)

24.03.2011 20:38, Peter Khramov

Fixed on the elm, I have long pointed out this mistake, but seen in the data pereeksporte it surfaced again. Hmelegrab, if I remember correctly, was taken from reprints Lampert, but now it is not at hand, so I can not say for sure. Moreover, the original 1913 contains general Ostrya.

24.03.2011 15:19, Yuri Semejkin

Eugene! However, you have given Russian name and it is not confusing?
With regard to the elm, please. Here's Latin. Ulmus pumila and Ulmus laciniata

24.03.2011 14:51, Evgeny Komarov

And I'll put a drop. Specify a stern age-related, resulting in only the Russian name - is not at all good! What insects that plants - Russian names are often nothing to say, but only confused churning.

24.03.2011 13:23, Yuri Semejkin

Hello! It's about food supply - OSTRYA CARPINIFOLIA. As I was trying to figure out a tree in the Primorsky region does not grow. I'll ask more botanists BPI FEB RAS, but they probably say the same thing.
So, once the tree is not proizrostaet, -to habitats Donaciinae Schrenk, it can not be their food supply.Oviposition occurs on elm, as well as (for an Internet data), - to serdtselistnom hornbeam (Carpinus cordata)

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