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Bupalus vestalis Staudinger, 1897


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Geometroidea family Geometridae subfamily Ennominae tribe Bupalini genus Bupalus → species Bupalus vestalis

Species name(s)

Bupalus vestalis Staudinger, 1897.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

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

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

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Butterfly color similar to the European type of B. piniarius.
    In the hills, with a height of 1000 m (the guerrilla zones), found in a belt of cedar, pine lowest (Pinus pumila) and the microbiota (Microbiota sp.) Is another kind of Bupalus, which approximates more to the East Siberian sight B. cembraria.Biological latter obviously associated with these plants, thickets of which were observed flying at night and butterflies. [131]. Yuri Semejkin.


  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Lower Amur, Seaside. [3]. Peter Khramov.


  • Butterfly occur in early June and have never been observed in more or less considerable amounts. In the mountain cedar-broadleaf forests that are typical habitats of the moth, it usually comes usually a single instance. [131]. Yuri Semejkin.

Larva food plants

  • Cedar [131]. Yuri Semejkin.

Additional info about Larva

  • The caterpillar is green with white longitudinal lines. Rarely in the second half of July and in August at the Cedar. [131]. Yuri Semejkin.

Subspecies Bupalus vestalis


Text data: Peter Khramov, Yuri Semejkin.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.



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29.01.2014 15:46, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Zoogeographical regions: No formalized data → Palaearctic. Flight time: No formalized data → June. Caterpillar lifespan: No formalized data → July, August.

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