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Erannis defoliaria (Clerck, 1759)

Самец  (Erannis defoliaria)


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

Species name(s)

Erannis defoliaria (Clerck, 1759).

Mottled Umber


Zoogeographical regions


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.

Forewing length

15—20 mm.


35—45 mm.

Primary colors

Yellow, Brown/Gray/Black, White.

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

Самка  (Erannis defoliaria)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Wingspan: 35-45 mm.
    Note: the wingspan of male (females are wingless). Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.
  • Длина переднего крыла самца составляет 1,5, а то и все 2 см. Сами крылья светло-бурые со светлым срединным полем и черным пятном посреди этого поля. Самки вовсе без крыльев. Туловище и ноги бабочек желтые с многочисленными черными точками. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, 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, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, Central European, Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Mid-Volzhsky. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, the British Isles, France, Germany, Denmark (mainland), Ireland, Iceland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands, Poland, Portugal (mainland), Russia,Romania, Sardinia, Northern Ireland, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Ареал: лиственные леса Европы. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • October November Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.
  • Имаго Erannis defoliaria встречаются с конца сентября до начала декабря. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Местообитания: лиственно-смешанные леса и схожие с ними сады/парки. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • С мая по июль. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Salix, Betula, Quercus, Prunus, Crataegus, Alnus, Corylus, Malus, Rubus, Carpinus, Tilia, Lonicera, Sorbus, Ribes, Rosa. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Лиственные и плодовые деревья. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Erannis defoliaria


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Andrey Ponomarev.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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10.07.2015 7:07, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Wingspan: No formalized data → 35—45 mm.

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