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Biston strataria (Hufnagel, 1767)

Самец  (Biston strataria)

Taxonomy

class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Geometroidea family Geometridae subfamily Ennominae tribe Bistonini genus Biston → species Biston strataria

Species name(s)

Biston strataria (Hufnagel, 1767) = Phalaena strataria Hufnagel, 1767 = Geometra prodromaria Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775 = Biston stratarius (Hufnagel, 1767).

Oak Beauty

urn:lsid:insecta.pro:taxonomy:5041

Expansion

Zoogeographical regions

Palaearctic.

Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #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; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky.

Forewing length

18—20 mm.

Primary colors

Brown/Gray/Black.

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

Over-wintering stage

Pupa.

Самец  (Biston strataria)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • The size of the front wing (2 cm) and large stocky body resemblesBiston betularia, but differs in that the two transverse strips clear and prominent (and still smaller size). For male characteristic mustache comb. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Distribution

  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, 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, Gorno-Altaisk, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, Central European, Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Prealtay, Mid-Volzhsky, Mid-Ural, South West Siberian, South Urals. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Denmark (mainland), Ireland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Corsica, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania Luxembourg, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands, Poland,Portugal (mainland), Romania, Russia, Sardinia, Northern Ireland, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • The area - a fair Europe. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Lifespan

  • C mid-March to mid-May. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • The butterfly is found in large gardens and parks, and in sparse forests and water meadows. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • The caterpillars live in May-July. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Quercus. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Linden, oak, poplar and fruit trees. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Overwintering stage

  • Winters doll. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Biston strataria

Authors

Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Nikolai Vladimirov.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

References

Comments

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12.12.2014 15:56, Alexandr Zhakov The taxons were merged.

Biston strataria and Biston stratarius were merged.

30.01.2014 19:58, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Pupa.

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