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Earias vernana (Fabricius, 1787)

Имаго  Earias vernana


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Nolidae subfamily Chloephorinae tribe Sarrothripini genus Earias → species Earias vernana

Species name(s)

Earias vernana (Fabricius, 1787) = Phalaena vernana Fabricius, 1793.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#11. Volgo-Donsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky.

Forewing length

9—10 mm.

Primary colors

Yellow, Green, 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

Over-wintering stage


Имаго  Earias vernana

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • The front wing is barely 1 cm long, pale green color, but dark lateral stripes quite a noticeable green tint, these bars are the hallmark Earias vernana from neighbors on a sort -Earias clorana, which has no such strips and wings monochrome. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sicily, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - the European part of France, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Yugoslavia . [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, Western Caucasus. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal (mainland), Russia, Romania, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine,France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Disjunctive distribution in Europe. In the north it is very rare. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • It gives two generations from late April to mid-June and mid-July to August. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Warm and wet habitats along rivers and riparian forests have always attracted and will attract representatives of this remarkable species, which is found, by the way, at least its relative thereof. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • Caterpillars are found from August to October and from June to July. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • White poplar (Populus alba). [5]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Larva

  • Гусеницы обитают в домиках из свёрнутых листьев. [306]. Irina Nikulina.

Overwintering stage

  • Winters doll. [5]. Peter Khramov.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Sergey Novitckiy.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Irina Nikulina.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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30.01.2014 21:18, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Pupa.

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