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Saturnia spini (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775)

Самец  Saturnia spini


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Bombycoidea family Saturniidae subfamily Saturniinae tribe Saturniini genus Saturnia subgenus Eudia → species Saturnia spini

Species name(s)

Saturnia (Eudia) spini (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775) = Eudia spini ([Denis & Schiffermuller], 1775) = Phalaena (Attacus) pavonia media Esper, 1782 = Saturnia spini spini.

Blue-spot Hairstreak.



This species marks on the maps: 2.

Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#11. Volgo-Donsky; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky*; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky*; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky*; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky.

* An asterisk denotes a region for which the species is listed as an migrant or information that requires additional checking.

Primary colors

Brown/Gray/Black, White.

Over-wintering stage


Самец  Saturnia spini

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Eudia spini. [3].


  • Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Greece, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey - The European part of the Czech Republic, Yugoslavia. [1].
  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Spain, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and the Soviet Union - the European part of Turkey - European part of France, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Yugoslavia. [1].
  • Austria, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Greece (mainland), Italy (mainland) ?, Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Turkey (European part), Croatia, Czech Republic, Yugoslavia. [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasian (?), West Caucasian (?), Lower Volga (?), South Ural. [3].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Rhamnus, Frangula alnus, also Prunus, Rosa, Crataegus, Ulmus, Alnus, Salix, Populus. [28].

Overwintering stage

  • Chrysalis Personal communication.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Evgeny Komarov.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.

The species characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.



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03.02.2014 11:16, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Pupa.

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