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Eurois occulta (Linnaeus, 1758)

Имаго  (Eurois occulta)


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

Species name(s)

Eurois occulta (Linnaeus, 1758) = Eurois occultus (Linnaeus, 1758) = Phalaena (Noctua) occulta Linnaeus, 1758 = Hadena extricata Zetterstedt, [1839] = Polia prolixa Zetterstedt, [1839] = Polia puncticosta Zetterstedt, [1839].


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #2. Kolsky; #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; #15. Severo-Uralsky; #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; #31. Yuzhno-Yakutsky; #33. Severo-Okhotomorsky; #34. Kamchatsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #39. Yuzhno-Kurilsky; #40. Primorsky.

Forewing length

25—30 mm.


50—65 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  (Eurois occulta)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Front wing 2.5-3 cm in length, the color of gray to blue-gray. A characteristic feature - the size. And yet - with the kidney-shaped spot light obodochkom (though it is not uncommon), round spot with a white pigment and dark brown hind wings with a white fringe. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, 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, Gorno-Altaisk, the European North-East, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, Transbaikalia, Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Kamchatka, Karelian, Kola, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny-Amur,Prealtay, of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy, Primorye, Sakhalin, the North Sea of ​​Okhotsk, the North Urals, Mid-Amur, Mid-Volzhsky, Mid-Ural, Sredneobskaya, Tuva, South West Siberian Yuzhno-Kuril, South Ural, South Yakutia. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, the British Isles, France, Germany, Denmark (mainland), Ireland, Iceland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway (mainland side), the Channel Islands, Poland, Russia, Romania, Northern Ireland, Slovakia, Ukraine,Faroe Islands, Finland, France (mainland), Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Area - Northern Europe, in the south - rarely, only where there is a suitable timber. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • Secretive scoops fly from June to September. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Habitats: heath forests with undergrowth of bilberry. [5]. Peter Khramov.
  • Often in urban areas. Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Larva lifespan

  • Caterpillars live from September to May. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Myrica gale. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Cranberries and blueberries. [5]. Peter Khramov.
  • Alder (Alnus), willow (Salix), birch (Betula), Aspen (Populus tremula), currants (Ribes), Rose (Rosa), Bird cherry (Prunus padus), Blueberry (Vaccínium myrtíllus), Heather (Calluna vulgaris), gale (Myrica), Stonecrop (Sedum), thyme (Thymus), Cyprus (Epilobium), Chin (Lathyrus) Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Subspecies Eurois occulta


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Vitaly Gumenuk, Sergey Talanov.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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13.08.2015 7:02, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Wingspan: No formalized data → 50—65 mm.

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