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Theresimima ampellophaga (Bayle-Barelle, 1808)

Имаго  (Theresimima ampellophaga)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Zygaenoidea family Zygaenidae subfamily Procridinae tribe Procridini genus Theresimima → species Theresimima ampellophaga

Species name(s)

Theresimima ampellophaga (Bayle-Barelle, 1808) = Theresia ampelophaga.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#11. Volgo-Donsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky.


24—27 mm.

Flight time

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

Имаго  (Theresimima ampellophaga)

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Theresia ampelophaga [11]. Peter Khramov.

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • The front wings are dark bronze, shiny, rear fenders chemno brown. The wingspan of 24 to 27 mm. [11]. Peter Khramov.


  • Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Greece, Spain, Italy, Romania, the Soviet Union - the European part of Turkey - European part of France, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, Western Caucasus. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina ?, Vatican, Hungary, Greece (mainland), Dodecanese Islands, Spain (mainland)?Italy (mainland), Cyprus, Crete, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Russia, North Aegean Islands, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, France (mainland), Croatia, Cycladic, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.


  • May and June. [11]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Vitis. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Grapes. [11]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Larva

  • The caterpillars devour the leaves and pupate between twisted leaves. [11]. Peter Khramov.


  • Eggs are laid on the branches of the vine. [11]. Peter Khramov.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Paolo Mazzei, Svetlana Karaeva.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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16.08.2014 14:03, Peter Khramov Corrected data.

Wingspan: No formalized data → 24—27 mm. Flight time: No formalized data → May, June.

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