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Polyommatus damon (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775)

Имаго  (Polyommatus damon)


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

Species name(s)

Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) damon (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775) = Agrodiaetus damon = Papilio damon [Schiffermüller], 1775 = Polyommatus ausonia Verity, 1915. [9, 10, 85, 187]

Damon Blue.



This species marks on the maps: 2.

Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny*; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #25. Tuvinsky; #26. Predbaikalsky*; #27. Pribaikalsky.

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

Forewing length

15—17 mm.

Primary colors

Blue, Brown/Gray/Black, White.

Самец  (Polyommatus damon)

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Agrodiaetus damon. [85].


  • Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Spain, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Slovakia and the Soviet Union - the European part of France, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1].
  • Albania, Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria ?, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Germany, Greece (mainland), Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia , Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, France (mainland), Czech Republic, Switzerland, Yugoslavia. [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, Gorno-Altaisk, the European North-West, the European Central (?), Western Caucasus, Krasnoyarsk, Prealtay, of Baikal (?) Pribaikalskiy, Mid-Volzhsky, Mid-Ural, Tuva , South-West-Siberian, South Ural. [3].
  • Distribution - disjunctive Europe. [5].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Fore wing length 1.5-1.7 cm, with females slightly smaller than males. From similar species can be notedPolyommatus coridon. The upper side of the wings of this species in both sexes teal. Alpine form has a more brilliant color. [5].

General info about Imago

  • Habitats - forest edges and roadsides, overgrown fields and mountains of medium height. [5].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Onobrychis, indifferent to the caterpillars ants Lasius niger, L. alienus, Formica pratensis. [28].
  • Fodder rasteniemi are different types of sainfoin (Onobrychis sativa and O. arenaria). In addition, the caterpillars Polyommatus damon can visit with ants and eat their eggs and pupae. [5].

Subspecies of Polyommatus damon


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04.12.2015 13:32, Alexandr Zhakov Corrected data.

Polyommatus ausonia Verity, 1915 удален из синонимов

04.12.2015 13:32, Alexandr Zhakov Corrected data.

Polyommatus ausonia Verity, 1915 удален из синонимов

04.12.2015 13:32, Alexandr Zhakov The taxons were merged.

Polyommatus damon and Polyommatus ausonia were merged.

04.12.2015 13:31, Alexandr Zhakov Corrected data.

Polyommatus ansonia Verity → Polyommatus ausonia Verity, 1915.

04.12.2015 13:30, Alexandr Zhakov The taxons were merged.

Polyommatus damon and Polyommatus ausonia were merged.

04.12.2015 13:29, Alexandr Zhakov Corrected data.

Polyommatus ausonia Verity → Verity, 1915.

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