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Aglais io (Linnaeus, 1758)

Имаго  (Aglais io)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Nymphalidae subfamily Nymphalinae tribe Nymphalini genus Aglais → species Aglais io

Species name(s)

Aglais io (Linnaeus, 1758) = Vanessa io = Inachis io Linnaeus, 1758 = Nymphalis io (Linnaeus, 1758) = Papilio io Linnaeus, 1758 = ioides (Ochsenheimer, 1807) = sardoa (Staudinger, 1871) = exoculata (Weymer, 1878) = dyophtalmica (Garbini, 1883) = veronensis (Garbini, 1883) = belisaria (Oberthür, 1889) = fischeri (Standfuss, 1892) = calorefacta (Urech, 1897) = jocaste (Urech, 1897) = narses (Schultz, 1899) = pavo (Stichel, 1902) = cyanosticta (Raynor, 1903) = fulva (Oudemans, 1905).

Peacock, Peacock Butterfly.



This species marks on the maps: 10.

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; #21. Severo-Yeniseisky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #25. Tuvinsky; #26. Predbaikalsky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #31. Yuzhno-Yakutsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #39. Yuzhno-Kurilsky; #40. Primorsky.

Forewing length

27—32 mm.

Primary colors

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

Flight time

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

Имаго  (Aglais io)

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Vanessa io; Inachis io Linnaeus, 1758. [85].


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Crete, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, Turkey - European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1].
  • Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Ireland, Iceland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland) Corsica, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, the Netherlands,Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands, Poland, Portugal (mainland), Romania, Russia, Sardinia, Northern Ireland, Northern Aegean Islands, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland ), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, Gorno-Altaisk, the European North-East, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, Transbaikalia, Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhne-Amur, Lower Volga, Prealtay,Of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy, Primorye, Sakhalin, the North-Yenisei, Mid-Amur, the Volga-Average, Average Urals, Sredneobskaya, Tuva, South West Siberian Yuzhno-Kuril, South Ural, South Yakutia. [3].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Urtica dioica. [28].
  • Крапива двудомная (Urtica dioica) и крапива жгучая (Urtica urens), кроме того в качестве пищи может использоваться хмель обыкновенный (Humulus lupulus). [85].

Subspecies of Aglais io


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Peter Khramov, Vlad Proklov.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

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02.12.2014 10:34, Peter Khramov


02.12.2014 10:03, Fedor Ovechkin

Perhaps the flight of time here should be understood as the lifetime of the imago. Is it so?

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