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Selenia dentaria Fabricius, 1775

Самец  Selenia dentaria


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Geometroidea family Geometridae subfamily Ennominae tribe Ennomini genus Selenia → species Selenia dentaria

Species name(s)

Selenia dentaria Fabricius, 1775 = Phalaena dentaria Fabricius, 1775 = Phalaena (Geometra) bilunaria Esper, 1795 = Selenia dentaria alpestris Wehrli, 1940 = Selenia bilunaria minima Strand, 1901.

Early Thorn


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #3. Karelsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #6. Evropeisky Severo-Vostochny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #21. Severo-Yeniseisky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #26. Predbaikalsky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #29. Zapadno-Yakutsky; #34. Kamchatsky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #40. Primorsky.


34—43 mm.

Flight time

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

Имаго  Selenia dentaria

Detailed information with references


  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and the Soviet Union - the European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, Gorno-Altaisk, the European North-East, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, the Western Caucasus, Western Yakutia, Kaliningrad, Kamchatka, Karelian, Nizhne-Amur, Prealtay,Of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy, Seaside, North Yenisei, Mid-Volzhsky, Mid-Ural, Sredneobskaya, South West Siberian, South Ural. [3]. Peter Khramov.


  • Imago flies in two generations.
    The first generation flies in April and May.
    The second generation fly in July and August. Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Larva food plants

  • Betula, Alnus, Salix, Ribes, Rubus, Filipendula, Sorbus, Prunus, Tilia, Acer, Rhamnus, Calluna, Vaccinium, Ledum. [28]. Peter Khramov.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Irina Nikulina, Natalia Demchenko.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.



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04.07.2014 16:39, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Wingspan: No formalized data → 34—43 mm.

04.07.2014 16:35, Vasiliy Feoktistov

Wanted time volley to break for generations: Do not get (

04.07.2014 16:34, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Flight time: June, July, August → April, May, June, July, August.

04.07.2014 16:33, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Flight time: April, May → June, July, August.

04.07.2014 16:33, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Flight time: No formalized data → April, May.

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