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Catocala dilecta (Hubner, 1808)

Имаго  (Catocala dilecta)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Erebidae subfamily Erebinae tribe Catocalini subtribe Catocalina genus Catocala → species Catocala dilecta

Species name(s)

Catocala dilecta (Hubner, 1808) = Noctua dilecta Hübner, [1808] = Catocala dilecta dayremi Oberthür, 1907 = Catocala dilecta powelli Oberthür, 1907 = Catocala dilecta laetita Schawerda, 1931.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky.

Primary colors

Red, 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

Личинка  (Catocala dilecta)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Передние крылья этой ленточницы буровато-серые, со светлым опылением, черными, сильно зубчатыми поперечными линиями и нечеткой темной волнистой линией. Почковидное пятно светлое, с двойной каймой и бурым пятном под ним. Задние крылья красные с узкой черной срединной перевязью и широкой черной перевязью по внешнему краю. Бахромка пятнистая. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Crete, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - the European part of Turkey - European part of France, Switzerland, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Western Caucasus. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Austria, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Germany, Greece (mainland), Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Cyprus, Corsica, Crete, Macedonia, Moldova, Portugal (mainland), Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, France (mainland), Croatia,Switzerland, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Ареал — Южная, а местами и Средняя Европа, юг России, Закавказье, Малая Азия. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • Лёт с июля по август. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • Активны личинки Catocala dilecta с мая по июнь. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Quercus. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Дуб. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Larva

  • Гусеница серо-зеленоватая, вся в точках. На восьмом кольце — желтоватое вздутие. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • Куколка бурая, с синеватым налетом. [85]. Peter Khramov.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Paolo Mazzei.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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