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Polygonia c-aureum (Linnaeus, 1758)

Имаго  (Polygonia c-aureum)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Nymphalidae subfamily Nymphalinae tribe Nymphalini genus Polygonia → species Polygonia c-aureum

Species name(s)

Polygonia c-aureum (Linnaeus, 1758) = Nymphalis c-aureum (Linnaeus, 1758) = Papilio c-aureum Linnaeus, 1758 = c-aureum coreana (Bryk, 1946) = Vanessa angelica Cramer, 1782 = Polygonia atra Naita 1930. [3, 9, 187]

Asian Comma.



This species marks on the maps: 2.

Zoogeographical regions

Palaearctic, Indo-Malayan.

Russia regions

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

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

Over-wintering stage


Имаго  (Polygonia c-aureum)

Detailed information with references


  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Lower Amur, Seaside, Mid-Amur. [3].
  • Outside of Russia in China, Korea, Japan
    It occurs in the broad forest glades and clearings, parks and gardens, near the reclaimed from the forest areas with ruderal vegetation [2].
  • Myanmar, Northern Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, China, Korea, Japan [132].

Imago lifespan

  • Two generations. Wintered individuals reappear at the end of April to May and summer until mid-May. Summer pokolenie- in July-September. [2].

General info about Larva

  • Adult gusenitsa- dark brown with yellow stripes and 7th rows of orange branched spikes [2].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Humulopsis scandens (Humulus japonicus) (hmelevik climbing (Humulus japonicus))
    and Cannabis sativa (hemp) from the family Cannabaceae (Konoplev). In the Amur region, and more Urtica urens (nettle) from the family Urticaceae (nettle) [2].

Larva lifespan

  • June-early. July [2].


  • Pupa brownish with dark stripes along the wing buds and side - across the abdominal segments, the dorsal surface of the small light bumps. [2].


  • Eggs are green with white dots and small longitudinal stripes, one for sheet or kidney KR [2].

Overwintering stage

  • Imago [2].

Subspecies of Polygonia c-aureum


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Yuri Semejkin.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov, Irina Nikulina.

The species characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.



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26.08.2014 9:45, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Zoogeographical regions: Palaearctic → Palaearctic, Indo-Malayan.

29.01.2014 17:47, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Zoogeographical regions: No formalized data → Palaearctic. Flight time: No formalized data → January, February, March, April, May, July, August, September, October, November, December. Caterpillar lifespan: No formalized data → June, July. Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Imago.

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