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Isturgia arenacearia (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775)

Самец  Isturgia arenacearia


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Geometroidea family Geometridae subfamily Ennominae tribe Macariini genus Isturgia → species Isturgia arenacearia

Species name(s)

Isturgia arenacearia (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775) = Tephrina arenacearia ([Denis & Schiffermuller], 1775) = Geometra arenacearia Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#6. Evropeisky Severo-Vostochny*; #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; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #25. Tuvinsky; #26. Predbaikalsky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #40. Primorsky.

* An asterisk denotes a region for which the species is listed as an migrant or information that requires additional checking.


21—27 mm.

Primary colors

Yellow, Brown/Gray/Black.

Flight time

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

Самка  Isturgia arenacearia

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Tephrina arenacearia. [3]. Peter Khramov.

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Размах крыльев: 21-27 мм. Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.


  • Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Greece, Italy, Corsica, Crete, Malta, Poland, Romania, Sardinia, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - the European part of Turkey - European part of the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, Gorno-Altaisk, the European Northeast (?), The European Central Black Earth, Central European, Trans-Baikal, Western Caucasus, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny-Amur, Lower Volga, Prealtay, of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy, Seaside, Mid-Amur, the Volga-Average, Average Urals, Sredneobskaya, Tuva, South West Siberian, South Ural. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Greece (mainland), Italy (mainland), Corsica, Crete, Macedonia ?, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sardinia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine Czech Republic, Switzerland, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.


  • Май - Август Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Larva food plants

  • Coronilla varia. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Вязель (Coronilla) Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Subspecies Isturgia arenacearia


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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22.08.2017 14:31, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Wingspan: No formalized data → 21—27 mm. Flight time: No formalized data → , , , .

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