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Eilema sororcula (Hufnagel, 1766)

Имаго  Eilema sororcula


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Erebidae subfamily Arctiinae tribe Lithosiini subtribe Lithosiina genus Eilema → species Eilema sororcula

Species name(s)

Eilema sororcula (Hufnagel, 1766) = Eilema sororculum (Hufnagel, 1766) = Phalaena sororcula Hufnagel, 1766 = crocella Geoffroy, 1785 = Noctua unita Esper, 1787 = crocinella de Villers, 1789 = Bombyx aureola Hübner, [1803] = aurantia Haworth, 1809 = flava Lempke, 1938 = Ilema sororcula.

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Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #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; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #26. Predbaikalsky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #40. Primorsky.

Forewing length

12—13 mm.


26—30 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

Имаго  Eilema sororcula

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Eilema sororcula. [0]. Evgeny Komarov.

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Length of front wing - 1.3 cm. The color luminous color - from dark yellow to bright yellow, though there are very pale specimens. Unlike related species, the front edge of the front wing of the golden lishaynitsy approximately 2/3 of the strongly curved. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, 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, the European Northeast, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, Central European, European southern taiga, the Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny-Amur, Prealtay, of Baikal, Seaside, Medium Volzhsky, Sredneobskaya, South Ural. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Corsica, Latvia Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway (mainland)Channel Islands, Poland, Portugal (mainland), Romania, Russia, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • The area - Europe, disjunctive at an altitude of 1000 m. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • Of all the golden lishaynits appear before all - in May and continued to fly until June. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Butterfly flies through the deciduous and mixed forests. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • The caterpillar crawling from July to September. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Lichens. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Lichens. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Overwintering stage

  • Winters Eilema sororculum at the pupal stage, on the ground, in brown web cocoon. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Eilema sororcula


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Andrey Ponomarev, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Evgeny Komarov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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30.05.2014 20:46, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Wingspan: No formalized data → 26—30 mm.

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