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Subacronicta megacephala (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775)

Имаго  (Subacronicta megacephala)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Noctuidae subfamily Acronictinae genus Subacronicta → species Subacronicta megacephala

Species name(s)

Subacronicta megacephala (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775) = Acronicta megacephala ([Denis & Schiffermtiller], 1775) = Noctua megacephala [Schiffermüller], 1775 = Acronycta megacephala ankarensis Hering, 1933 = Acronicta megacephala dungerni Rangnow, 1935.


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; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky.

Primary colors


Имаго  (Subacronicta megacephala)

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Acronicta megacephala. [3]. Peter Khramov.


  • 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 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-East, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, the Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Kola, Lower Volga, Mid-Volzhsky, Average Urals, 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), Cyprus Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway (mainland)Channel Islands, Poland, Portugal (mainland), Russia, Romania, Northern Ireland, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.


  • May - August Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Larva food plants

  • Populus, Salix. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Alder (Alnus), willow (Salix), poplar (Populus) Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Subspecies Subacronicta megacephala


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Evgeny Komarov, Vitaly Gumenuk.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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