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Agrochola litura (Linnaeus, 1758)

Имаго  (Agrochola litura)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Noctuidae subfamily Noctuinae tribe Xylenini subtribe Xylenina genus Agrochola subgenus Anchoscelis → species Agrochola litura

Species name(s)

Agrochola (Anchoscelis) litura (Linnaeus, 1758) = Phalaena (Noctua) litura Linnaeus, 1761 = Phalaena (Noctua) polluta Esper, 1788 = Noctua ornatrix Geyer, [1834] = Agrochola (Anchoscelis) litura.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky.

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  (Agrochola litura)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Переднее крыло от 1,4 до 1,8 см, окраска от серо-коричневой до фиолетово-красно-коричневой и характерные пятна с тонкими светлыми ободками, заполненные темным пигментом. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Spain, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - the 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 Central Black Earth, Central European, Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Lower Volga, Mid-Volzhsky. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands,Poland, Portugal (mainland), Romania, Russia, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Юг Европы. [85]. Peter Khramov.
  • Южный Урал. Personal communication. Nikolay Grebennikov.


  • Время лёта — с начала августа до конца октября. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Места встречи — дороги и опушки леса, заливные луга и поляны, сады и парки. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • С апреля до начала июня можно встретить личинок Agrochola litura. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Ивы, терн, жарновец, черника и шиповник, яснотка, лядвенец, горошек и щавель. [85]. Peter Khramov.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Andrej Makara.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Nikolay Grebennikov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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