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Illiberis tenuis (Butler, 1877)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Zygaenoidea family Zygaenidae subfamily Procridinae tribe Procridini genus Illiberis subgenus Hedina → species Illiberis tenuis

Species name(s)

Illiberis (Hedina) tenuis (Butler, 1877).


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

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

Flight time

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

Over-wintering stage


Detailed information with references


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


  • Butterflies fly in late April and May. [127]. Yuri Semejkin.

Larva food plants

  • Vitis amurensis [127]. Yuri Semejkin.

Additional info about Larva

  • Caterpillar has two color forms. It is creamy, etc. Pinkish-brown. 4 On the back of a number of warts, crowned divergent blond hairs and black between the longitudinal lines. Bottom of dark green. The head and front legs are black. The caterpillars live on leaves, flowers and young shoots of the Amur grape.Moreover, flowers and fruits are damaged mainly the first form. They live for the duration of June and early July, gnawing on the "windows" and entirely destroying inflorescences. [127]. Yuri Semejkin.


  • Pupation begins in mid-July. Why the caterpillars descend on silk threads to the soil at a depth of 3-5 cm in the forest litter satisfied cocoon.
    Winters doll [127]. Yuri Semejkin.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Yuri Semejkin.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.



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30.01.2014 14:26, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Zoogeographical regions: No formalized data → Palaearctic. Flight time: No formalized data → April, May. Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Pupa.

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