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Calliteara pudibunda (Linnaeus, 1758)

Самец  (Calliteara pudibunda)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Erebidae subfamily Lymantriinae tribe Orgyiini genus Calliteara → species Calliteara pudibunda

Species name(s)

Calliteara pudibunda (Linnaeus, 1758) = Dasychira pudibunda (Linnaeus, 1758) = Phalaena pudibunda Linnaeus, 1758 = Dasychira grundi Lorkovic, 1930 = pygmaea Lének, 1957 = Dasychira pudipunda nesiotes Bryk, 1942 = Dasychira paktia Ebert, 1968 = Callitera pudipunda = Orgyia pudibunda = Elkneria pudibunda = Calliteara pudipunda = Calliteara pudipunda paktia.

Pale Tussock


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #3. Karelsky; #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; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #40. Primorsky.


35—65 mm.

Primary colors


Flight time

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Самец  (Calliteara pudibunda)

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Dasychira pudibunda. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Wingspan: 35-65 mm. Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Sardinia, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - the European part of Turkey - European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, the Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Lower Volga, Seaside, Mid-Volzhsky, Mid-Ural, South -Zapadnosibirsky, South Ural. [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), Corsica Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, the Netherlands, the Channel Islands, Poland,Portugal (mainland), Romania, Russia, Sardinia, Northern Ireland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.


  • May June Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Larva food plants

  • Quercus, Salix, Betula, Prunus, Tilia, Crataegus. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Birch (Betula), beech, oak (Quercus), hornbeam (Carpinus), hazel (Corylus), linden (Tilia), Hawthorn (Crataegus), willow (Salix), Plum (Prunus) Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Subspecies Calliteara pudibunda


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Vitaly Gumenuk, Peter Khramov.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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04.06.2015 23:56, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Wingspan: No formalized data → 35—65 mm. Flight time: No formalized data → May, June.

12.01.2011 22:58, Vasiliy Feoktistov

Butterfly is famous for its magnificent caterpillar in whose honor is soё second name "red-". Imago compared with caterpillar sulfur and quite homely.

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