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Hoplodrina ambigua (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775)

Имаго  (Hoplodrina ambigua)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Noctuidae subfamily Noctuinae tribe Caradrinini subtribe Caradrinina genus Hoplodrina → species Hoplodrina ambigua

Species name(s)

Hoplodrina ambigua (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775) = Noctua ambigua Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775 = Noctua plantaginis Hübner, [1813] = Orthosia uniformis Swinhoe, 1885.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #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; #23. Predaltaisky.

Forewing length

14—15 mm.

Primary colors

Brown/Gray/Black, White.

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  (Hoplodrina ambigua)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Передние крылья — 1,5 см. Круглое и почковидное пятна четкие, со светлыми ободками. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Crete, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, USSR - the European part of Turkey - European part of France, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, the Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Lower Volga, Prealtay, Mid-Volzhsky, Mid-Ural, South West Siberian, South Ural. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Albania, Andorra, the Balearic Islands, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Dodecanese Islands, Ireland, Spain (mainland) Italy (mainland), Cyprus, Corsica, Crete, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, the Netherlands, the Channel Islands, Poland, Portugal (mainland), Romania, Russia, Sardinia, North Aegean Islands, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland part), Croatia, Cycladic, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden and Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Ареал — теплая Европа, да и там лишь дизъюнктивно, в горах до 1600 м. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • Две генерации с конца мая по июль и с конца июля по октябрь. Второе поколение более многочисленное. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Местообитания: опушки и верещатники, межи и пойменные луга, сады. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • На стадии гусеницы наземных буровато-серых совок надо искать с сентября по апрель и с июня по июль. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Кульбаба и подорожник, щавель и латук. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Overwintering stage

  • Зимует гусеница. [85]. Peter Khramov.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Evgeny Komarov.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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