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Lopinga achine (Scopoli, 1763)

Имаго  (Lopinga achine)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Nymphalidae subfamily Satyrinae tribe Elymniini subtribe Lethina genus Lopinga → species Lopinga achine

Species name(s)

Lopinga achine (Scopoli, 1763) = Lasiommata achine = Papilio achine Scopoli, 1763 = Maniola achine = Pararge achine. [9, 10, 85]

Woodland Brown.



This species marks on the maps: 14.

Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #3. Karelsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #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

24—28 mm.

Primary colors


Flight time

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

Larva lifespan

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

Имаго  (Lopinga achine)

Detailed information with references

Taxonomy, synonyms and combinations

  • Lasiommata achine. [85].


  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, the Soviet Union - the European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1].
  • Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Germany, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Finland, France ( mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, Gorno-Altaisk, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, Transbaikalia, Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny-Amur, Prealtay, of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy , Primorye, Sakhalin,Mid-Amur, the Volga-Average, Average Urals, Sredneobskaya, Tuva, South West Siberian Yuzhno-Kuril, South Ural, South Yakutia. [3].
  • Krupnoglazka missing in the south and the north of Europe, but flying in France, Central and Eastern Europe. In temperate zones of L. achine area extends right up to Japan. In the mountains butterfly reaches a height of 1000 m. [5].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Length of front wing 2,4 or even 2.8 cm. On the wings - large eyes with yellow or orange strokes. [5].

General info about Imago

  • Typical habitat - old mixed-deciduous forests with dense undergrowth. [5].

Imago lifespan

  • Flight from mid-June to July. [5].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Gramineae. [28].
  • The caterpillar feeds on Lopinga achine different forest grasses. [5].

Larva lifespan

  • Caterpillars are found from August to May, winter. [5].

Overwintering stage

  • Caterpillar. [5].

Subspecies of Lopinga achine


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