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Glaucopsyche alexis (Poda, 1761)

Самка  (Glaucopsyche alexis)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Lycaenidae subfamily Polyommatinae tribe Polyommatini genus Glaucopsyche subgenus Glaucopsyche → species Glaucopsyche alexis

Species name(s)

Glaucopsyche (Glaucopsyche) alexis (Poda, 1761) = Papilio alexis Poda, 1761 = Papilio cyllarus Rottemburg, 1775 = subalexis Obraztsov, 1936 = tshatkala (Korb, 1997) = Glaucopsyche alexis aeruginosa = Papilio bronte Bergstrasser, 1779 = Papilio cyllarus Rottemburg, 1775 = Papilio damaetas Hübner, 1799/800 = Papilio damoetas Schiffermüller, 1776 = Papilio dymus Herbst, 1804 = Papilio phobos Bergstrasser, 1779. [9, 10, 187]

Green-underside Blue.



This species marks on the maps: 1.

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; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #25. Tuvinsky.

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

Primary colors

Green, Blue, Brown/Gray/Black.

Flight time

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

Самец  (Glaucopsyche alexis)

Detailed information with references


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sicily, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - the European part of Turkey - European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1].
  • Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Dodecanese Islands, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania , Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Norway (mainland), Poland,Portugal (mainland), Russia, Romania, North Aegean Islands, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Cycladic Islands, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia . [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, Gorno-Altaisk, the European Northeast (?), The European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, the Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Krasnoyarsk, Lower Volga, Prealtay, Mid-Volzhsky, Mid-Ural, Sredneobskaya, Tuva, South West Siberian, South Ural. [3].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Astragalus, Galega, Vicia, Coronilla, Calicotome, Spartium, Medicago, Melilotus, Onobrychis, Cytisus, Colutea and others of the family Fabaceae, indifferent to the caterpillars ants genera Lasius, Formica, Tapinoma, Camponotus, Myrmica, Crematogaster. [28].

Subspecies of Glaucopsyche alexis


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Andrey Sazykin, Alexsandr Martukov.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

The species characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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09.06.2014 14:49, Stan Korb

Here the system is fundamentally wrong. Aeruginosa separate views, tshatkala its subspecies.

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