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Aplocera plagiata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Имаго  (Aplocera plagiata)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Geometroidea family Geometridae subfamily Larentiinae tribe Chesiadini genus Aplocera → species Aplocera plagiata

Species name(s)

Aplocera plagiata (Linnaeus, 1758) = Phalaena (Geometra) plagiata Linnaeus, 1758 = Phalaena duplicata Fabricius, 1775 = Phalaena terlineata Goeze, 1781 = Phalaena triplicata Geoffroy, 1785 = Anaitis plagiaria Boisduval, 1840 = Anaitis scotica Richardson, 1952.



Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky.

Forewing length

18—20 mm.

Primary colors

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

Имаго  (Aplocera plagiata)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Длина переднего крыла 2 см, окрас сероватый или голубовато-буроватый, здесь же три характерные поперечные полосы с темным окаймлением. Задние крылья одноцветные коричневатые. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Crete, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, 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 Central Black Earth, Central European, European southern taiga, the Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Prealtay, Mid-Volzhsky, South Ural. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Albania, Andorra, the Balearic Islands, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Dodecanese Islands, Ireland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Cyprus, Corsica, Crete, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia,Moldova, Netherlands, Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands, Poland, Portugal (mainland), Romania, Russia, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia , Cycladic Islands, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Ареал — умеренная и теплая Европа. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • May - September Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.
  • Две генерации — с мая по июль и с июля до начала октября. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Бабочек можно встретить в садах и на открытых склонах, по опушкам леса и заливным лугам, в относительно нехолодных местах. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • Гусеница: с сентября по апрель и в июле. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Hypericum. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Зверобой. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Overwintering stage

  • Зимует гусеница второго поколения. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Aplocera plagiata


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Eugene Davkaev, Andrey Ponomarev.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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