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Polyommatus damone (Eversmann, 1841)

Самец и самка  Polyommatus damone


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

Species name(s)

Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) damone (Eversmann, 1841) = Lycaena damone Eversmann, 1841 = Agrodiaetus damone.



This species marks on the maps: 1.

Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #25. Tuvinsky.

Primary colors

Blue, Brown/Gray/Black, White.

Самец  Polyommatus damone

Detailed information with references


  • USSR - the European part. [1].
  • Russia Ukraine. [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, Gorno-Altai, Krasnoyarsk, Lower Volga, Prealtay, Mid-Volzhsky, Tuva, Southern Urals. [3].

Subspecies of Polyommatus damone


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16.01.2011 13:19, Alexandr Zhakov

P. damone tanais (Dantchenko et Lukhtanov, 1993), the authors of the subspecies are listed is not true, right (Dantchenko et Pljushtch, 1993). And in light of recent data, for the Crimea described subspecies of P. damone rljushtchi (Lukhtanov et Budashkin, 1993);

23.06.2009 22:02, Boris Stradomsky

Description. Length of front wing 13-17 mm. The male on top of the wings of blue, shiny, with fine dark boundary line (0.5 mm); a female - brown. Apex rounded front wings. Underneath the wings of the male gray, the rear wing of the developed blue pretornal spraying; a female - light brown. Marginal drawing underside clear.On the rear fenders along the veins M3 dim blurry white bar, sometimes no.
The length of the valve is 2.3-2.6 mm.
Haploid - 67 chromosomes.
Biology. Steppe grasslands, rocky steppes. Years of adults: end of May to September in the 1-2 generations, depending on the habitat. Forage plants caterpillars: Hedisarum spp. Caterpillar overwinters.
Subspecies. Southern Urals: P.damone damone (Eversmann, 1841); the south of European Russia: P. damone tanais (Dantchenko et Lukhtanov, 1993); River basin. Volga: P. damone irinae (Dantchenko, 1997).
Related and similar species. P. damocles: apex of front wings sharp blue pretornal pollination on underside of hind wings is not expressed; P. ciscaucasicus: upper wings male blue-violet; P. damon: top male wing teal; P. ripartii: top male brown wings.

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