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Autographa pulchrina (Haworth, 1809)

Имаго  (Autographa pulchrina)


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

Species name(s)

Autographa pulchrina (Haworth, 1809) = Plusia v-aureum Guenée, 1852 = Autographa buraetica.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #3. Karelsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #6. Evropeisky Severo-Vostochny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky*; #22. Krasnoyarsky*; #23. Predaltaisky*; #24. Gorno-Altaisky*.

* An asterisk denotes a region for which the species is listed as an migrant or information that requires additional checking.

Forewing length

18—20 mm.


35—40 mm.

Primary colors

Yellow, Brown/Gray/Black.

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 pulchrina)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Wingspan: 35-40 mm. Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.
  • Переднее крыло 2 см длины, внешне бабочка напоминает Autographa jota, но передние крылья темнее, а к серебристому V-образному пятну добавляется небольшое серебристое пятнышко рядом. На задних темно-коричневых крыльях имеется светлая полоса. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - the European part, Finland, France , Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: Gorno-Altaisk (?), The European North-East, the European North-West, the European Central European South taiga, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Krasnoyarsk (?) Prealtay (?) Mid-Volzhsky, Mid-Ural, South West Siberian (?), South Ural. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Denmark (mainland), Ireland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia , Moldova, Netherlands, Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands, Poland,Portugal (mainland), Romania, Russia, Sardinia, Northern Ireland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Faroe Islands, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Вид распространен дизъюнктивно по Европе, в горах доходит до 1600 м. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • С начала июня до конца августа. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Бабочки встречаются на опушках леса и полянах, на заливных и пойменных лугах. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • Гусеницы Autographa pulchrina живут с конца августа до конца мая следующего года, зимуют. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Lonicera, Lamium and other low-growing plants. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Birch (Betula), Blueberry (Vaccínium myrtíllus), Goldenrod (Solidago), honeysuckle (Lonicera), Rowan (Sorbus), Globe-(Trollius), Reed (Scírpus) Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.
  • Травы. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Overwintering stage

  • Гусеница. [85]. Peter Khramov.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Vitaly Gumenuk, Natalia Demchenko.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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28.06.2015 18:06, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Wingspan: No formalized data → 35—40 mm.

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