Polyommatus icarus

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Polyommatus icarus
Polyommatus icarus


Taxonavigation: Papilionoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
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
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Divisio: Eulepidoptera
Sectio: Ditrysia
Subsectio: Apoditrysia
Clade: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Polyommatinae
Tribus: Polyommatini
Genus: Polyommatus
Subgenus: Polyommatus
Species: Polyommatus icarus
Subspecies: (3)
P. i. icarus – P. i. persica – P. i. turanicus


Polyommatus icarus (Rottemburg, 1775)

Type locality: Germany, Berlin.

Holotype: tbc.



  • Bolshakov, L.V., 2005: About two South-Russian taxa from Polyommatus icarus (Rottemburg, 1775) group (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Eversmannia, 2: 6–8. Full article: [1]. (in Russian).
  • Korb, S.K. & Bolshakov, L.V. 2011. A catalogue of butterflies (Lepidoptera: Papilionoformes) of the former USSR. Second edition, reformatted and updated. Eversmannia, Supplement 2. (Abstract) Reference page
  • Rottemburg 1775, Der Naturforscher 6: 31
  • Vodolazhsky, D., Wiemers, M. & Stradomsky, B. 2009. A comparative analysis of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences in blue butterflies of subgenus Polyommatus (s. str.) Latreille, 1804 (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Caucasian Entomological Bulletin 5(1): 115–120. Reference page

Vernacular names[edit]

беларуская: Блакітніца ікар
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