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Autographa bractea (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775)

Имаго  (Autographa bractea)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Noctuidae subfamily Plusiinae tribe Plusiini subtribe Plusiina genus Autographa → species Autographa bractea

Species name(s)

Autographa bractea (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775) = Noctua bractea Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775 = Phalaena securis Villers, 1789.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#3. Karelsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #6. Evropeisky Severo-Vostochny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky.

Forewing length

14—21 mm.

Primary colors

Yellow, 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

Имаго  (Autographa bractea)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Длина переднего крыла от 1,4 до 2,1 см, цвет от бурого до фиолетово-коричневого, в центре каждого из передних крыльев крупное светлое пятно. Задние крылья буро-коричневатые, к корню чуть светлеют. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, 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: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, Gorno-Altaisk, the European North-East, the European North-West, the European Central European South taiga, the Western Caucasus, Karelia, Prealtay, Mid-Volzhsky, Mid-Ural, Sredneobskaya , South-West-Siberian, South Ural. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, the British Isles, France, Germany, Denmark (mainland), Ireland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands, Poland, Russia, Romania, Northern Ireland,Slovakia, Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Дизъюнктивное распространение в Фенноскандии, Центральной Европе, Альпах. В Альпах поднимается на высоты до 2600 м. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • Две генерации — с июня по июль и с августа по сентябрь. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Место встречи — горы. Заливные луга и влажные леса, сырые опушки и берега водоемов. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • На стадии гусениц Autographa bractea встречается с сентября по май и с июля по август. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Urtica, Rumex, Anthriscus. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Мать-и-мачеха, подорожник, ястребинка. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Overwintering stage

  • Зимует гусеница. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Autographa bractea


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Vitaly Gumenuk.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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