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Cosmia trapezina (Linnaeus, 1758)

Имаго  (Cosmia trapezina)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Noctuidae subfamily Noctuinae tribe Xylenini subtribe Cosmiina genus Cosmia subgenus Calymnia → species Cosmia trapezina

Species name(s)

Cosmia (Calymnia) trapezina (Linnaeus, 1758) = Phalaena (Noctua) trapezina Linnaeus, 1758 = Phalaena rhombica Hufnagel, 1766 = Calymnia badiofasciata Teich, 1883.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #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; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #39. Yuzhno-Kurilsky; #40. Primorsky.

Forewing length

14—18 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  (Cosmia trapezina)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Fore wing length 1.4-1.8 cm color from yellow-brown to ocher, and is copper-colored, varies in short. Two transverse stripes on the front fenders to form a trapezoid, which is located in the center of a black mark. The hind wings are grayish. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • 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, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia,Yugoslavia. [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, Nizhne-Amur, Lower Volga, Seaside, Sakhalin, Amur Medium, Medium-Volzhsky,Average Urals, South West Siberian Yuzhno-Kuril, South Ural. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Ireland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), 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, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • The area - the whole of Europe up to the Arctic Circle. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • From June to September. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Places volley - mixed-deciduous forests and meadows, as well as the city, including large. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • From May to June. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Rumex sp. Personal communication. Yuri Semejkin.
  • Lonicera maximowiczii Personal communication. Yuri Semejkin.
  • Oak and other deciduous trees. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • The pupal stage-two, two and a few weeks. The home is at the end of June until mid-July Personal communication. Yuri Semejkin.
  • Pupation Cosmia trapezina occurs in a cocoon in the soil. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Cosmia trapezina


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Irina Nikulina, Natalia Demchenko.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Yuri Semejkin.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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