Phengaris alcon

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Phengaris alcon


Taxonavigation: Papilionoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Polyommatinae
Tribus: Polyommatini
Genus: Phengaris
Species: Phengaris alcon
Subspecies: P. a. alcon – P. a. arirang – P. a. kondakovi – P. a. sevastos – P. a. shaposhnikovi


Phengaris alcon (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

Type locality: Austria, Vienna.

Holotype: not located

Original combination[edit]


  • Lycaena rebeli Hirschke, 1904: 109, pl. 2, fig. 1,2.
  • Maculinea alcon (Denis & Schiffermüller); Sibatani, Saigusa & Hirowatari, 1994: 173.
  • Phengaris alcon (Denis & Schiffermüller); Fric et al, 2007: 565.


  • Bálint, Z. 1986. Further Studies on Maculinea alcon Den. & Sschiff., 1775 (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Galathea 2: 92–108. Full article (PDF). Reference page
  • Denis, M. & Schiffermüller, I., 1775. Ankündung eines systematischen Werkes von den Schmetterlingen der Wienergegend. Vienna, Bernardi. 322 pp. 2 pl.
  • Fric, Z.; Wahlberg, N.; Pech, P.; Zrzavý, J. 2007: Phylogeny and classification of the Phengaris–Maculinea clade (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae): total evidence and phylogenetic species concepts. Systematic entomology, 32: 558–567. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2007.00387.x
  • Hirschke, H., 1904. Eine neue hochalpine Form der Lycaena alcon F. aus den steirischen Alpen. Jber.Wien ent. Ver. 11 :109-111.
  • Korb, S.K., 2010: New taxa of satyrids and blues (Lepidoptera: Satyridae, Lycaenidae) from Kirghizia. Eversmannia 23-24: 10–16.
  • Sibatani, A., Saigusa, T. & Hirowatari, T. 1994. The genus Maculinea van Eeke, 1915 (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from the East Palaearctic Region. Tyô-to-Ga 44(4): 157–220, 50 Figs. PDF. Reference page
  • Tartally, A.; Koschuh, A.; Varga, Z. 2014: The re-discovered Maculinea rebeli (Hirschke, 1904): Host ant usage, parasitoid and initial food plant around the type locality with taxonomical aspects (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae). ZooKeys 406: 25-40. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.406.7124 Reference page

Vernacular names[edit]

беларуская: Блакітніца алькон
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