E-mail: Password: Create an Account Recover password

Authors Contacts Get involved Русская версия


Polyommatus thersites (Cantener, 1835)

Имаго  (Polyommatus thersites)


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

Species name(s)

Polyommatus (Polyommatus) thersites (Cantener, 1835) = Plebecula thersites = Argus alexis thersites Cantener, 1834 = alexius (Freyer, [1858]) = gravesi (Chapman, 1912) = Agriades thersites meridiana Verity, 1919 = Agriades thersites centro Chapman, 1913 = Plebicula thersites = Agrodiaetus thersites.



This species marks on the maps: 3.

Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky.

Primary colors

Orange, Brown/Gray/Black, White.

Имаго  (Polyommatus thersites)

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Plebecula thersites. [85].


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Spain, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and the Soviet Union - the European part of Turkey - European part of France, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Yugoslavia. [1].
  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Greece (mainland), Dodecanese Islands, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Luxembourg, Macedonia, Poland, Portugal (mainland), Russia, Romania, North Aegean , Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine,France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Yugoslavia. [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, Gorno-Altaisk, the European Central Black Earth, Central European, Western Caucasus, Lower Volga, Prealtay, Mid-Volzhsky, South West Siberian, South Ural. [3].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Onobrychis viciifolia, Onobrychis caput-galli, Onobrychis peduncularis, indifferent to the caterpillars ants genera Myrmica, Tapinoma, Lasius. [28].

Subspecies of Polyommatus thersites


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Mario Maier, Viktor Kolesnikov.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

The species characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



Note: you should have a Insecta.pro account to upload new topics and comments. Please, create an account or log in to add comments

* Our website is multilingual. Some comments have been translated from other languages.

Insecta.pro: international entomological community. Terms of use and publishing policy.

Project editor in chief and administrator: Peter Khramov.

Curators: Konstantin Efetov, Vasiliy Feoktistov, Svyatoslav Knyazev, Evgeny Komarov, Stan Korb, Alexander Zhakov.

Moderators: Vasiliy Feoktistov, Evgeny Komarov, Dmitriy Pozhogin, Alexandr Zhakov.

Thanks to all authors, who publish materials on the website.

© Insects catalog Insecta.pro, 2007—2023.

Species catalog enables to sort by characteristics such as expansion, flight time, etc..

Photos of representatives Insecta.

Detailed insects classification with references list.

Few themed publications and a living blog.