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Lycia hirtaria (Clerck, 1759)

Имаго  (Lycia hirtaria)

Taxonomy

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

Species name(s)

Lycia hirtaria (Clerck, 1759).

Brindled Beauty

urn:lsid:insecta.pro:taxonomy:5050

Expansion

Zoogeographical regions

Palaearctic.

Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #2. Kolsky; #3. Karelsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #6. Evropeisky Severo-Vostochny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #18. Nizhneobsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #25. Tuvinsky; #26. Predbaikalsky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #31. Yuzhno-Yakutsky; #34. Kamchatsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #39. Yuzhno-Kurilsky; #40. Primorsky.

Forewing length

18—23 mm.

Wingspan

40—52 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

Larva.

Имаго  (Lycia hirtaria)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Length of front wing vary between 1.8 and 2.3 cm. The color yellow-brown with blackish transverse stripes and dark. Wings females differ in thin scales, but, nevertheless, they are fully developed. [5]. Peter Khramov.
  • Wingspan: 40 - 52 mm. Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Distribution

  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - the 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-East, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, Transbaikalia, Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Kamchatka, Karelian, Kola, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny-Amur,Lower Volga, Nizhneobsky, Prealtay, of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy, Primorye, Sakhalin, Amur Medium, Medium-Volzhsky, Mid-Ural, Sredneobskaya, Tuva, South West Siberian Yuzhno-Kuril, South Ural, South Yakutia. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, the British Isles, France, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Ireland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania Luxembourg, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands, Poland,Portugal (mainland), Romania, Russia, Sardinia, Northern Ireland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Temperate Zone of Europe. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Lifespan

  • Moths fly from March to early May. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Venues - meadows, gardens and parks, sparse deciduous forests. [5]. Peter Khramov.
  • Often in urban areas. Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Larva lifespan

  • Track buropolosoy moth-moth live from May to August, the winter can be a few times. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Betula, Alnus, Quercus, Salix, Populus, Ulmus, Berberis, Ribes, Rosa, Rubus, Filipendula, Malus, Sorbus, Crataegus, Prunus, Tilia, Rhamnus, Vaccinium. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Deciduous trees. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Overwintering stage

  • Caterpillar. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Lycia hirtaria

Authors

Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Vlad Proklov, Sergey Talanov.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

References

Comments

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05.04.2015 13:12, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Wingspan: No formalized data → 40—52 mm.

30.01.2014 19:57, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Larva.

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