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Polyommatus coelestina (Eversmann, 1843)

Самка  (Polyommatus coelestina)


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

Species name(s)

Polyommatus (Neolysandra) coelestina (Eversmann, 1843) = Polyommatus coelestinus (Eversmann, 1843) = Lycaena coelestina Eversmann, 1843 = Lycaena iranica Pfeiffer, 1938 = hera (Eckweiler & Schurian, 1980) = Agrodiaetus coelestina = Neolysandra coelestina. [3, 9, 10]

Pontic Blue.



This species marks on the maps: 4.

Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky.

Primary colors

Orange, Blue, Brown/Gray/Black, White.

Самка  (Polyommatus coelestina)

Detailed information with references


  • Greece, the Soviet Union - the European part. [1].
  • Greece (mainland), Russia. [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, the European Central Black Earth, Middle-Volzhsky, South Ural. [3].

Subspecies of Polyommatus coelestina


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24.06.2009 7:22, Boris Stradomsky

Description. Length of front wing 12-16 mm. The male wings on top of intense blue, shiny, with an edge dimming width up to 1.5 mm; a female - brown, often with hilar blue sputtering and orange marginal holes on the rear fenders. Underneath the wings of the male and female gray.Figure underside of the wings consists mainly of postdiskalnogo number of spots, the females sometimes there is a noticeable marginal figure on the hind wings. Strong development pretornal blue or green coating on the rear fenders.
The length of the valve is 1.8-2.0 mm.
Biology. Steppes of various types. Years of adults: May-June 1 generation.Forage plants caterpillars: Vicia spp., Melilotus, spp., Trifolium spp. Caterpillar overwinters.
Related and similar species. P. semiargus: upper wings dull blue, radical blue coating on the rear underside of the wings weaker difference in the genitals; G. alexis: some form postdiskalnogo number of spots on the underside of the front wings are significant differences in the genitalia.

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