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Staurophora celsia (Linnaeus, 1758)

Имаго  (Staurophora celsia)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Noctuidae subfamily Noctuinae tribe Apameini subtribe Apameina genus Staurophora → species Staurophora celsia

Species name(s)

Staurophora celsia (Linnaeus, 1758) = Phalaena (Noctua) celsia Linnaeus, 1758 = viridis Stephens, 1829 = immaculata Staudinger, 1871 = tenuis Warren, 1911.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#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; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #25. Tuvinsky; #26. Predbaikalsky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #40. Primorsky.

Forewing length

18—20 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  (Staurophora celsia)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Front wing up to 2 cm in length, on the front wings are large green fields, separated by a brown stripe. Hind wings brown-brown. Luxury scoop is difficult to confuse with any other kind. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • Austria, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, the Soviet Union - the European part, Finland, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, Gorno-Altaisk, the European North-East, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, Trans-Baikal, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny-Amur, Prealtay, of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy, Seaside, Mid-Amur, Mid-Volzhsky,Average Urals, Sredneobskaya, Tuva, South West Siberian, South Ural. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Austria, Hungary, Germany, Denmark (mainland), Italy (mainland), Latvia, Lithuania, Norway (mainland), Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Finland, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Denmark, Brandenburg and Bavaria, Eastern Hungary, the valleys of the Alps. Not in North-Western Europe and in England. In the north reaches 64 ° N. w. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • Early September - early October. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • It flies over the sand and limestone soils in coniferous and deciduous-mixed forest (forest edges, glades and clearings), bogs and heath, in the gardens. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • From June to August. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Calamagrostis epigejos. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Belous, anthoxanthum ordinary, reed land, Deschampsia cespitosa and other cereals. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Larva

  • Off-white or yellowish caterpillar live close to the ground, sometimes in the roots of grasses. At the end of the abdomen in the pupa 4 horn, pupation takes place in the small nest in the roots of grasses. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • The eggs are round, pale yellow, are the longitudinal ribs and delayed - in the grass. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Overwintering stage

  • In winter Staurophora celsia leaves on the egg stage. [5]. Peter Khramov.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Andrey Ponomarev, Sergey Talanov.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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