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Allophyes oxyacanthae (Linnaeus, 1758)

Имаго  (Allophyes oxyacanthae)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Noctuidae subfamily Amphipyrinae tribe Psaphidini subtribe Psaphidina genus Allophyes → species Allophyes oxyacanthae

Species name(s)

Allophyes oxyacanthae (Linnaeus, 1758) = Phalaena (Noctua) oxyacanthae Linnaeus, 1758 = Meganephria oxyacanthae fulva Rothschild, 1914.


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; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky.

Forewing length

18—21 mm.

Primary colors

Green, 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  (Allophyes oxyacanthae)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Переднее крыло от 1,8 до 2,1 см, оно темно-коричневое или серое, иногда слегка зеленоватое, на заднем края белое пятно в форме полумесяца. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, 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 North-West, the European Central Black Earth, Central European, European southern taiga, the Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Mid-Volzhsky, South Ural. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Ireland, Italy (mainland), Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia , Moldova, Netherlands, Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands, Poland, Russia,Romania, Northern Ireland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Ареал — умеренная Европа, в горах добирается до 1600 м. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • Бабочка летает с конца сентября до конца октября. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Встречается в лиственно-смешанных лесах и по заливным лугам с верещатниками. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • Гусеницы Allophyes oxyacanthae живут с апреля по июнь. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Prunus, Crataegus. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Боярышник, терн, реже плодовые деревья. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Overwintering stage

  • Зимует яйцо. [85]. Peter Khramov.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Andrey Ponomarev, Natalia Demchenko.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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