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Hadena bicruris (Hufnagel, 1766)

Имаго  Hadena bicruris


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Noctuidae subfamily Noctuinae tribe Hadenini subtribe Hadenina genus Hadena subgenus Hadena → species Hadena bicruris

Species name(s)

Hadena (Hadena) bicruris (Hufnagel, 1766) = Phalaena bicruris Hufnagel, 1766 = Dianthoecia capsincoloides Standfuss, 1893 = Hadena (Hadena) bicruris.


Zoogeographical regions


Forewing length

14—15 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

Имаго  Hadena bicruris

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Переднее крыло — до 1,5 см, окраска — серо-коричневая или черно-серая. Круглое пятно не соприкасается с почковидным, оба пятнышка окружены белыми ободочками. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, USSR - the European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Andorra, Austria, Baleares, Belgium, the British Isles, Germany, Denmark (mainland), Ireland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Corsica, the Netherlands, Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands, Portugal (mainland part), Russia, Sardinia, Northern Ireland, Sicily, Slovenia, Finland,France (mainland), Switzerland, Sweden. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Ареал — Центральная Европа, на высотах до 2000 м. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • Два поколения с мая по июль и с августа по сентябрь. В холодных регионах второго поколения может и не быть. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Места лёта — влажные берега ручьев, озер, пойменные леса, опушки. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • Гусеницы Hadena bicruris активны с августа по октябрь и в июле. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Silene, Lychnis. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Гвоздичные. [85]. Peter Khramov.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Paolo Mazzei, Zoran Bozovic.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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27.01.2014 21:05, Eddy Verfaillie

Apparently there is still a discussion about the distribution of bicruris and capsincola. If we follow the Fauna Europaea, then the photos of the species of Serbia should be capsincola and not bicruris.

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