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Ochropleura plecta (Linnaeus, 1761)

Имаго  (Ochropleura plecta)

Taxonomy

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

Species name(s)

Ochropleura plecta (Linnaeus, 1761) = Phalaena plecta Linnaeus, 1761 = Ochropleura vicaria Walker, [1857] = Agrotis vibora Dognin, 1897 = Ochropleura plectella Strand, 1916 = Diarsia plecta urupplecta Bryk, 1942.

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Expansion

Zoogeographical regions

Palaearctic, Nearctic, Neotropic, Ethiopic, Indo-Malayan, Australian.

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; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #25. Tuvinsky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #33. Severo-Okhotomorsky; #34. Kamchatsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #39. Yuzhno-Kurilsky; #40. Primorsky.

Forewing length

12—15 mm.

Wingspan

25—30 mm.

Primary colors

Yellow, Brown/Gray/Black.

Flight time

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

Имаго  (Ochropleura plecta)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Fore wing length 1.2-1.5 cm. The front field belokrayney scoops light, round and small kidney-shaped spots, but with rims. Wedge-shaped spots not at all. The hind wings are bright. At f. fuscicosta front darkened field. [5]. Peter Khramov.
  • Wingspan: 25-30 mm. Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Distribution

  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - The European part of Turkey - European part, Finland, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [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, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhne-Amur, Prealtay,Pribaikalskiy, Primorye, Sakhalin, the North Okhotsk, Mid-Amur, the Volga-Average, Average Urals, Sredneobskaya, Tuva, South West Siberian Yuzhno-Kuril, South Ural. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, British Isles, the Vatican, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Ireland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland part), Corsica, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, the Netherlands,Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands, Poland, Portugal (mainland), Romania, Russia, Sardinia, Northern Ireland, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, Finland, Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • First butterfly living in Europe, up to 66 ° N. w. and up to 1600 m in height. Later it spreads throughout the world. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Lifespan

  • May - September Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Additional info about Imago

  • It prefers moist habitats like grassland valleys, and generally occurs in many cultural landscapes. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Bedstraw (Galium), Ragwort (Senecio) Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Overwintering stage

  • Winters pupa or caterpillar. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Ochropleura plecta

Authors

Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Nikolai Vladimirov, Irina Nikulina.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

References

Comments

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19.06.2015 6:48, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Wingspan: No formalized data → 25—30 mm. Flight time: No formalized data → May, June, July, August, September.

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