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Diacrisia sannio (Linnaeus, 1758)

Самец  (Diacrisia sannio)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Erebidae subfamily Arctiinae tribe Arctiini subtribe Arctiina genus Diacrisia → species Diacrisia sannio

Species name(s)

Diacrisia sannio (Linnaeus, 1758) = Diacrisia sannio sannio.

Clouded Buff


Zoogeographical regions


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; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #15. Severo-Uralsky; #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; #29. Zapadno-Yakutsky; #31. Yuzhno-Yakutsky.

Forewing length

23—25 mm.


35—48 mm.

Primary colors

Red, Orange, 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

Самка  (Diacrisia sannio)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Length of front wing does not exceed 2.5 cm. The male is larger females, his yellow wings, each of them - one red spot in the center of the rear wings with a gray patina. In females, brighter color and the smaller the size, the front wings - to orange-red, almost black tail, with red edges. [5]. Peter Khramov.
  • Wingspan: 35-48 mm. Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sicily, 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, Western Yakutia, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Kola, Krasnoyarsk, Prealtay,Of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy, North Urals, the Volga-Average, Average Urals, Sredneobskaya, Tuva, South West Siberian, South Ural, South Yakutia. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Ireland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Latvia , Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway (mainland)Channel Islands, Poland, Portugal (mainland), Russia, Romania, Northern Ireland, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Areal Diacrisia sannio - Europe up to 68 ° N. w., disjunctive (previously entirely in the disjunction accused persons). In the mountains - up to 2400 m. [5]. Peter Khramov.
  • Kazakhstan Personal communication. Alexander Belousov.


  • Flight of time: June-July. Sometimes it is the second generation - from July to August. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Flies on the marshy meadows, swamp forests and moist glades, overgrown with grass. And the males - by day and night and at dusk, and the females are rare, often sit on various plants (bedstraw, Dandelion, plantain). Sometimes, there are individuals with a slightly reduced wings. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • Caterpillar: the first generation from September to May, the second - from July to August. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Alnus, Salix, Polygonum, Trifolium, Chamaenerion, Calluna, Vaccinium, Plantago, Cirsium, Taraxacum, Hieracium. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Plantain, cleavers, nettle and Dandelion. [5]. Peter Khramov.
  • Plantain (Plantago), bedstraw (Galium), Nettle (Urtica), alder (Alnus), willow (Salix), Highlander (Polygonum), Heather (Calluna vulgaris), clover (Trifolium), Thistle (Cirsium), Dandelion (Taraxacum) , hawkweed (Hieracium), Kulbaba (Leontodon) Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Additional info about Larva

  • Meadow-bear caterpillars are active at night. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • Stage eggs - 7 days Personal communication. Alexander Belousov.

Subspecies Diacrisia sannio


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Irina Nikulina.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov, Alexander Belousov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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18.06.2015 14:40, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Wingspan: No formalized data → 35—48 mm.

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