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Autographa gamma (Linnaeus, 1758)

Имаго  (Autographa gamma)


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

Species name(s)

Autographa gamma (Linnaeus, 1758) = Plusia gamma = Phalaena gamma Linnaeus, 1758 = messmeri Schadewald, 1992 = voelkeri Schadewald, 1992.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #2. Kolsky; #3. Karelsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #6. Evropeisky Severo-Vostochny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #25. Tuvinsky; #26. Predbaikalsky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #31. Yuzhno-Yakutsky; #33. Severo-Okhotomorsky; #34. Kamchatsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #39. Yuzhno-Kurilsky; #40. Primorsky.

Forewing length

16—20 mm.


35—40 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  (Autographa gamma)

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Plusia gamma. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Название вида — фантазия на тему рисунка на крыльях. Длина переднего крыла может меняться от особи к особи в пределах 1,6—2 см, окраска — от серо-коричневой до фиолетово-коричневой, как правило, темнее, чем у похожего вида — Macdunnoughia confusa. Поперечные полосы сдвоены, со светлым пигментом внутри. Характерным признаком служит рисунок, напоминающий букву «гамма». [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Crete, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, Turkey - European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [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 Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, Transbaikalia, Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Kamchatka, Karelian, Kola, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny-Amur,Lower Volga, Prealtay, of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy, Primorye, Sakhalin, the North Okhotsk, Mid-Amur, the Volga-Average, Average Urals, Sredneobskaya, Tuva, South West Siberian Yuzhno-Kuril, South Ural, South Yakutia. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Austria, Azores, Albania, Andorra, Balearic Islands, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Dodecanese Islands, Iceland, Ireland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), the Canary Islands,Cyprus, Corsica, Crete, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madeira, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands, the Savage Islands, Poland, Portugal (mainland), Romania, Russia, Sardinia, Northern Ireland, Northern Aegean Islands, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia,Turkey (European part), Ukraine, Faroe Islands, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Cycladic, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Ареал — вся Европа, в том числе на больших высотах. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • С начала апреля до июля бабочки летят с юга на север, в июле—сентябре — обратно. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Гаммы летают над полями и лугами, садами и лиственными лесами. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • Две генерации личинок Autographa gamma встречаются с сентября по май и с июня по август. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Клевер и лен, крапива. [85]. Peter Khramov.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Vitaly Gumenuk, Irina Nikulina.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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11.06.2014 4:48, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Wingspan: No formalized data → 35—40 mm.

25.10.2012 15:35, Peter Khramov

Anatoly, thanks for the Old. Added October. Soon dolepitsya system of adding text of information, while joint work on updating data on the website will go easier / faster.

24.10.2012 9:43, Anatoliy Kuzmin

With regard to the time of summer. I shot Autographa gamma 23.10.12g. in Taganrog, Rostov region. There were a significant number of the temperature up to 18gr. In the table last summer month - September.

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