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Herpetogramma moderatalis (Christoph, 1881)

Имаго  Herpetogramma moderatalis


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Pyraloidea family Crambidae subfamily Spilomelinae genus Herpetogramma → species Herpetogramma moderatalis

Species name(s)

Herpetogramma moderatalis (Christoph, 1881).


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #40. Primorsky.


30—35 mm.

Flight time

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

Larva lifespan

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

Имаго  Herpetogramma moderatalis

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Wingspan 30-35 mm. Antennae simple, filamentous. The labial palps directed forward, densely covered with long hairs: snowy-core segment, brown-middle and an end. The maxillary palps are straight, thin, act above the forehead, brown. Proboscis and eyes are. Forehead convex, smooth, brownish-white.Crown and nape adjacent brownish-white scales.
    Per.krl. yellowish-brown, with a clear figure. of brown transverse outer and inner lines and two points in the middle brownish cell and zig-zag stripe outer box. Fringe of alternating white and brown areas. The rear. a brownish-yellow, with a brown median stripe. The fringe light brown.
    In the lane. KRL. vein R1, R2 and R3 are free; zadn.krl.zhilki on M2 and M3 are also free. On the back. krl.zhilki M2 and M3 are moving away from the middle of the cell from one point. [113]. Yuri Semejkin.


  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Lower Amur, Seaside, Mid-Amur. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Russia (Amur Region, Khabarovsk and Primorsky Territory), China and Korea Peninsula, Japan [113]. Yuri Semejkin.

Larva food plants

  • Caterpillars of polyphagous. They feed on leaves marigold, shporotsvetnika, Hieracium, Kakalia, Saussure, butterbur, twisting leaves in clumps using silky. In Primorye, the caterpillars are collected 17-24 June 2000 at the Astra incision. Flight of butterflies occurred 12-23 July 2000 [113]. Yuri Semejkin.
  • Arctium sp. Personal communication. Yuri Semejkin.


Photos: Yuri Semejkin, Irina Nikulina.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Yuri Semejkin.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.



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29.01.2014 10:41, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Zoogeographical regions: No formalized data → Palaearctic. Wingspan: No formalized data → 30—35 mm. Flight time: No formalized data → July. Caterpillar lifespan: No formalized data → June.

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