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Diloba caeruleocephala (Linnaeus, 1758)

Имаго  (Diloba caeruleocephala)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Noctuidae subfamily Dilobinae genus Diloba → species Diloba caeruleocephala

Species name(s)

Diloba caeruleocephala (Linnaeus, 1758).


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky.

Forewing length

15—20 mm.

Primary colors


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

Самка  (Diloba caeruleocephala)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Length of front wing 1.5-2 cm, very red-wing or gray-brown, close to the center with a grayish-whitish spots, edged even lighter obodochkami. The tops of bright hind wings dark spot. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, 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, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, Central European, Kaliningrad, Lower Volga, Mid-Volzhsky. [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, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway (mainland)Channel Islands, Poland, Portugal (mainland), Russia, Romania, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Areal - Europe at altitudes up to 1000 m. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • From mid-September to late November. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Places volley - edge of the forest, gardens, slopes. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • Track Diloba caeruleocephala live from May to June. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Prunus, Crataegus, Sorbus, Malus. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Turn, cherries and fruit trees. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Diloba caeruleocephala


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Andrey Ponomarev.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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