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Zygaena minos (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775)

Имаго  (Zygaena minos)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Zygaenoidea family Zygaenidae subfamily Zygaeninae genus Zygaena subgenus Mesembrynus → species Zygaena minos

Species name(s)

Zygaena (Mesembrynus) minos (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775) = Sphinx minos [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775 = Zygaena pluto Ochsenheimer, 1808 = Zygaena smirnovi Christoph, 1884 = Zygaena (Mesembrynus) minos = Sphinx pythia.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky.

Primary colors

Red, Green, Blue, Brown/Gray/Black.

Имаго  (Zygaena minos)

Detailed information with references


  • Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, the Soviet Union - the European part of Turkey - European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, Central European, Kaliningrad, Lower Volga, Mid-Volzhsky, South Ural. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Italy (mainland), Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia?, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Pimpinella saxifraga, Eryngium. [28]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Zygaena minos


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Nadin Flegontova, Vitaly Gumenuk.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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