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Alcis repandata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Самец  (Alcis repandata)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Geometroidea family Geometridae subfamily Ennominae tribe Boarmiini genus Alcis → species Alcis repandata

Species name(s)

Alcis repandata (Linnaeus, 1758) = Alcis repandatus (Linnaeus, 1758) = Phalaena repandata Linnaeus, 1758 = Boarmia repandata.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #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; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky.

Forewing length

20—23 mm.


40—55 mm.

Primary colors


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


Самка  (Alcis repandata)

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Boarmia repandata [5]. Peter Khramov.

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Length of front wing - from 2 to 2.3 cm. There are lighter and darker form. [5]. Peter Khramov.
  • Wingspan: 40-55 mm. Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, 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-East, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, the Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Mid-Volzhsky, Mid-Ural, Sredneobskaya, South West Siberian, South Ural. [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), Russia, Romania, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • All of Europe, especially in the north. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • From late May to mid-August. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Butterflies fly in deciduous and coniferous forests with undergrowth are found in gardens and parks. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • August-June. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Blueberry, blackberry, heather. [5]. Peter Khramov.
  • Oak (Quercus), hornbeam (Carpinus), birch (Betula), willow (Salix), aspen (Populus tremula), Hawthorn (Crataegus), The turn (Prunus spinosa), blackberry (Rubus), honeysuckle (Lonicera), Rowan (Sorbus ), Alder (Alnus), currants (Ribes), meadowsweet (Filipendula), linden (Tilia), Heather (Calluna vulgaris), Bilberry (Vaccínium myrtíllus) Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Overwintering stage

  • Caterpillar, the forest floor. [5]. Peter Khramov.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Irina Nikulina, Vitaly Gumenuk.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

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

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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24.06.2015 12:18, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Wingspan: No formalized data → 40—55 mm.

30.01.2014 19:55, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Forewing length: No formalized data → 20—23 mm. Flight time: No formalized data → May, June, July, August. Caterpillar lifespan: No formalized data → January, February, March, April, May, June, August, September, October, November, December. Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Larva.

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