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Conistra rubiginosa (Scopoli, 1763)

Имаго  Conistra rubiginosa


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

Species name(s)

Conistra (Conistra) rubiginosa (Scopoli, 1763) = Phalaena rubiginosa Scopoli, 1763 = Noctua silene Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775 = Bombyx vau-punctatum Esper, 1786 = immaculata Staudinger, 1871 = impleta Spuler, 1908.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky.

Forewing length

15—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  Conistra rubiginosa

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Длина переднего крыла — от 1,5 до 1,8 см. Окраска — от серой до серо-коричневой. Характерные черные пятна на передней части передних же крыльев. Задние крылья более светлые, желтоватые. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Spain, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - the European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland Sweden, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, Central European, Kaliningrad. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway (mainland), Poland, Portugal (mainland), Russia, Romania,Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden and Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Ареал: теплая Европа, на севере — дизъюнктивно. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • С конца августа до начала апреля (зимует). [85]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Conistra rubiginosa летает в смешанных лесах, на заливных лугах и полянах, по обочинам дорог, в поймах рек и садов. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • Гусеницы живут с конца марта до начала июня. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Plantago, Quercus, Salix, Ulmus. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Гусенички сначала питаются почками лиственных деревьев, потом травянистыми растениями. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Overwintering stage

  • Имаго. [85]. Peter Khramov.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Evgeny Komarov, Sergey Demyanenko.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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