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Cerastis leucographa (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775)

Имаго  Cerastis leucographa


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Noctuidae subfamily Noctuinae tribe Noctuini subtribe Noctuina genus Cerastis → species Cerastis leucographa

Species name(s)

Cerastis leucographa (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775) = Noctua leucographa [Schiffermüller], 1775 = Cerastis cervina Hübner, [1821] = Noctua lepetitii Boisduval, [1837].


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #3. Karelsky; #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; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #26. Predbaikalsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #40. Primorsky.

Forewing length

11—14 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  Cerastis leucographa

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • В целом похожа на Cerastis rubricosa, отличия состоят в чуть меньшем размере (длина переднего крыла 1,1—1,4 см) и в зубчиках на усиках самцов, которые длинные гребневидные, а не короткие. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia and the Soviet Union - the European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, the European North-East, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, Transbaikalia, Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Krasnoyarsk, of Baikal, Seaside, Sakhalin, Mid-Amur,Middle-Volga, Mid-Ural, South West Siberian, South Ural. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, the British Isles, France, Germany, Denmark (mainland), Italy (mainland), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway (mainland), Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia Slovenia, Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia,Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Ареал — Европа, чаще на севере, но и там дизъюнктивно. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • Имаго Cerastis leucographa летают с апреля по май. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Местообитания — редкостойные леса, заливные луга, болота. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • Гусеницы живут с июня по июль. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Cerastis leucographa кормится на чернике, травах. [85]. Peter Khramov.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Andrey Ponomarev, Vitaly Gumenuk.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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