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Lithophane lamda (Fabricius, 1787)

Имаго  (Lithophane lamda)


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

Species name(s)

Lithophane (Lithophane) lamda (Fabricius, 1787) = Noctua lamda Fabricius, 1787 = Xylina zinckenii Treitschke, 1826 = Xylina somniculosa Hering, 1841 = Xylina rufescens Siervers, 1857 = Lithophane (Lithophane) lamda.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#3. Karelsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #6. Evropeisky Severo-Vostochny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #26. Predbaikalsky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin.

Forewing length

16—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  (Lithophane lamda)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Переднее крыло до 1,8 см, окраска может сильно меняться от особи к особи, чаще бывая голубовато-серой или темно-серой, с шелковистым блеском. В отличие от Lithophane furcifera хохолки на брюшке отсутствуют. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Germany, Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, the Soviet Union - the European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: Gorno-Altaisk, the European North-East, the European North-West, the European Central European South taiga, Trans-Baikal, Karelia, Nizhne-Amur, of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy, Sakhalin, Mid-Amur, Mid-Volzhsky, Mid-Urals , Sredneobskaya, South West Siberian. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Austria, Belarus, Belgium, the British Isles, Germany, Denmark (mainland), Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway (mainland), Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Czech Republic Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Вид распространен дизъюнктивно в Европе. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • Имаго Lithophane lamda встречаются с конца сентября до начала июня следующего года. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Места лёта — верховые болта, заливные луга. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • С июня по июль. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Шикша и восковница. [85]. Peter Khramov.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Sergey Talanov, Vladimir Bobow.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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