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Eulithis mellinata (Fabricius, 1787)

Имаго  Eulithis mellinata

Taxonomy

class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Geometroidea family Geometridae subfamily Larentiinae tribe Cidariini genus Eulithis → species Eulithis mellinata

Species name(s)

Eulithis mellinata (Fabricius, 1787) = associata (Borkhausen, 1794) = marmorata (Hübner, 1796-99) = spinaciata (Haworth, 1809) = marmoraria (Boisduval, 1840).

Spinach

urn:lsid:insecta.pro:taxonomy:5416

Expansion

Zoogeographical regions

Palaearctic.

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; #21. Severo-Yeniseisky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #25. Tuvinsky; #26. Predbaikalsky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #31. Yuzhno-Yakutsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky.

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

Forewing length

13—15 mm.

Primary colors

Yellow, 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

Ova.

Имаго  Eulithis mellinata

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Length of front wing - 1.3-1.5 cm - a little less than that of similar appearanceEulithis populata, color of the front wings light yellow on the wings of a brown and white piebald fringe. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Distribution

  • Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, the Soviet Union - the European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasian (?), Gorno-Altaisk, the European Northeast, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, Trans-Baikal, West Caucasian (?), Kaliningrad, Karelia, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny-Amur, Prealtay, of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy, North Yenisei, Mid-Amur, Mid-Volzhsky, Mid-Ural, Sredneobskaya, Tuva, South West Siberian, South Ural, South Yakutia. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Austria, Belarus, Belgium, the British Isles, France, Germany, Denmark (mainland), Ireland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Czech Republic,Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Distributed disjunctive in temperate Europe. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Lifespan

  • Moths fly in June and July. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Eulithis mellinata can be found in gardens and nurseries on hedges - where the larvae grow fodder plants. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • Caterpillars live from May to June. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Ribes. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Gooseberries, currants. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Overwintering stage

  • Winters egg. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Authors

Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Vitaly Gumenuk, Andrey Ponomarev.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

References

Comments

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30.01.2014 22:07, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Ova.

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