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Panthea coenobita (Esper, 1785)

Имаго  (Panthea coenobita)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Noctuidae subfamily Pantheinae genus Panthea → species Panthea coenobita

Species name(s)

Panthea coenobita (Esper, 1785) = Bombyx coenobita Esper, 1785.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #3. Karelsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #26. Predbaikalsky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #39. Yuzhno-Kurilsky; #40. Primorsky.

Forewing length

20—25 mm.

Primary colors

Brown/Gray/Black, White.

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

Самка  (Panthea coenobita)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Length of front wing - from 2 to 2.5 cm, mottled color, black and white, hind wings greyish, with dark spots. The abdomen is dark, to black. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, the Soviet Union - the European part, Finland, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, Gorno-Altaisk, the European North-West, the European Central European South taiga, Trans-Baikal, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny-Amur, Prealtay, of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy, Primorye, Sakhalin, Mid-Amur, Middle-Volga, Sredneobskaya,South West Siberian Yuzhno-Kuril, South Ural. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Italy (mainland), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway (mainland) Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Finland, Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden,Estonia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • The area - north-east Europe, there is less storou in the west and south. In the mountains - up to 1500 m. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • Flight from early May to early August. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Habitats: coniferous forest edge and with meadows, conifer nurseries. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • From August to early September. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Pinus, Abies, Larix. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Pine, spruce. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Larva

  • Pupation is on the ground near the trunk of the tree. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Panthea coenobita


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Evgeny Komarov, Andrey Ponomarev.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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