Tongeia fischeri

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Tongeia fischeri
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T. fischeri
Binomial name
Tongeia fischeri
(Eversmann, 1843)
Synonyms
  • Lycaena fischeriEversmann, 1843
  • Everes fischeri
  • Cupido fischeri

Tongeia fischeri, or Fischer's blue, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It was described by Eduard Friedrich Eversmann in 1843. It is found in south-eastern Europe, the southern Ural, northern and eastern Kazakhstan, south-western and southern Siberia, the Russian Far East (Primorye, southern Sakhalin), Mongolia, China, Korea and Japan.

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Description

E. fischeri Ev. (78 b, c). Above both sexes black-brown, the male with a chain of very thin blue-white dashes before the margin of the hindwing. Beneath very similar to the preceding [ Everes argiades ], but the ground colour darker grey, the dots more distinct and coarser, and the orange anal band of the hindwing not so prominent.— From the Ural throughout Siberia to the Pacific, in Corea and on Askold, in June and again in August; mostly- singly. [1]

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Biology

Larva feed on various succulent plants, including Orostachys japonica .

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References

  1. Seitz, A. Seitz, A. ed. Band 1: Abt. 1, Die Großschmetterlinge des palaearktischen Faunengebietes, Die palaearktischen Tagfalter, 1909, 379 Seiten, mit 89 kolorierten Tafeln (3470 Figuren) PD-icon.svgThis article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.