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Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel, 1766)

Имаго  (Agrotis ipsilon)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Noctuidae subfamily Noctuinae tribe Noctuini subtribe Agrotina genus Agrotis → species Agrotis ipsilon

Species name(s)

Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel, 1766) = Phalaena ipsilon Hufnagel, 1766 = Noctua suffusa Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775 = Phalaena (Bombyx) idonea Cramer, [1780] = Bombyx spinula Esper, 1786 = Phalaena (Bombyx) spinifera Villers, 1789 = Phalaena spinula Donovan, 1801 = Bombyx spiniferus Haworth, 1803 = Agrotis telifera Harris, 1841 = Agrotis bipars Walker, [1857] = Agrotis frivola Wallengren, 1860 = Agrotis aureolum Schaus, 1898 = Phalaena ypsilon = Agrotis ypsilon.


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; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #25. Tuvinsky; #33. Severo-Okhotomorsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #39. Yuzhno-Kurilsky; #40. Primorsky.


35—50 mm.

Flight time

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Имаго  (Agrotis ipsilon)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Wingspan: 35-50 mm. Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Crete, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, Turkey - European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, Gorno-Altaisk, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, the Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny-Amur, Lower Volga, Prealtay , Primorye, Sakhalin,North Okhotsk, Mid-Amur, the Volga-Average, Average Urals, Sredneobskaya, Tuva, South West Siberian Yuzhno-Kuril, South Ural. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Austria, Azores, Albania, Andorra, Balearic Islands, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, British Isles, the Vatican, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Dodecanese Islands, Ireland, Iceland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland)Canary Islands, Cyprus, Corsica, Crete, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madeira, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands, Poland, Portugal (mainland), Russia, Romania, San Marino, Sardinia, Northern Ireland, Northern Aegean Islands, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia,Turkey (European part), Ukraine, Faroe Islands, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Cycladic, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.


  • August - October Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Larva food plants

  • Hawthorn (Crataegus), tobacco (Nicotiana), nightshade (Solanum), beet (Beta), Cereals (Gramineae) Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Subspecies Agrotis ipsilon


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Andrey Ponomarev, Vitaly Gumenuk.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.



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16.08.2015 13:46, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Wingspan: No formalized data → 35—50 mm. Flight time: No formalized data → August, September, October.

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