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Noctua interposita (Hubner, 1790)

Самец  (Noctua interposita)


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

Species name(s)

Noctua interposita (Hubner, 1790) = Phalaena (Noctua) interposita Hübner, 1790 = Noctua consequa Hübner, [1803] = Triphaena sarmata Rambur, 1871 = Agrotis orbona nigra Pieszczek, 1908 = Noctua interposita baraudi Boursin, 1963 = Noctua interposita lajonquierei Boursin, 1963 = Noctua interposita terracotta Boursin, 1963.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny*; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky.

* An asterisk denotes a region for which the species is listed as an migrant or information that requires additional checking.


36—45 mm.

Primary colors

Orange, Yellow, Brown/Gray/Black.

Flight time

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

Самка  (Noctua interposita)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Wingspan: 36-45 mm. Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.


  • Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Poland, Romania, the Soviet Union - the European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, the European North-West (?), The European Central Black Earth, Central European, Western Caucasus, Middle-Volzhsky, South West Siberian, South Ural. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Albania, Andorra, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland,Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.


  • July - September Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Larva food plants

  • Herbaceous plants (polyphagous) Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Evgeny Komarov, Andrey Ponomarev.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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10.07.2015 7:03, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Wingspan: No formalized data → 36—45 mm. Flight time: No formalized data → July, August, September.

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