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Minucia lunaris (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775)

Имаго  (Minucia lunaris)

Taxonomy

class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Erebidae subfamily Erebinae tribe Ophiusini genus Minucia → species Minucia lunaris

Species name(s)

Minucia lunaris (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775) = Noctua lunaris Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775 = inconspicua Warren, 1913.

urn:lsid:insecta.pro:taxonomy:6814

Expansion

Zoogeographical regions

Palaearctic.

Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky.

Forewing length

27—30 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

Имаго  (Minucia lunaris)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Переднее крыло — до 3 см, окрас — серо-карий, поперечных полосок на передних крыльях — две, пятно между ними — темное. Задние крылья с тонкой желтой обводкой по краю. А еще — длинные усики и большие глаза. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Distribution

  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - the European part of France, the Czech Republic, Switzerland Sweden, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, Central European, European southern taiga, the Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Lower Volga, Mid-Volzhsky, South Ural. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Dodecanese Islands, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland) Cyprus, Corsica, Crete, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, the Netherlands,Channel Islands, Poland, Portugal (mainland), Romania, Russia, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden and Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Ареал: с Юго-Восточной Европы Minucia lunaris расселилась в Центральную Европу. Сплошной ареал только южнее Альп. Летает на высоте до 800 м. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Lifespan

  • С конца апреля до конца июня. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Имаго можно встретить на солнечных, сухих склонах, на полянах и опушках леса, особенно дубовых, где они летают по ночам, прячась днем среди растительности. Бабочки пугливые. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • Гусеницы M. lunaris живут с конца июня до августа. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Quercus. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Только порослевые побеги дуба. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Larva

  • Хорошо заметны благодаря необычно яркой окраске. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Overwintering stage

  • Зимуют гусеницы, в легком гнезде на почве. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Minucia lunaris

Authors

Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Evgeny Komarov, Paolo Mazzei.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

References

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