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Agriphila tristella ([Denis & Schiffermuller], 1775)

Имаго  (Agriphila tristella)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Pyraloidea family Crambidae subfamily Crambinae tribe Crambini genus Agriphila → species Agriphila tristella

Species name(s)

Agriphila tristella ([Denis & Schiffermuller], 1775) = Agriphilas tristellus = Tinea tristella Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775 = Agriphila tristellus ([Denis & Schiffermüller] 1775).


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #3. Karelsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #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; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky.

Forewing length

12—13 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

Over-wintering stage


Имаго  (Agriphila tristella)

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Agriphilas tristellus. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Length of front wing starts from 1.1 reaches 1.3 cm. Its color - yellowish-brown, with a light thin spot / strip along the wing, which can be highly variable from individual to individual both in size and form. Hind wings pale gray, completely closed front.From other webworm butterfly can be distinguished by long, slender wings. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - the European part Turkey - European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, the Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Krasnoyarsk, Lower Volga, Mid-Volzhsky, Mid-Ural, South -Zapadnosibirsky, South Ural. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Greece (mainland), 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, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • It is found throughout Europe. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • From July to August. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • It flies in the meadows. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • From September to June. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Cereals. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Overwintering stage

  • Caterpillar. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Agriphila tristella


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Vitaly Gumenuk, Evgeny Komarov.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

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Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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24.10.2015 23:30, Alexandr Zhakov Corrected data.

Agriphila tristella (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775) → ([Denis & Schiffermuller], 1775).

24.10.2015 23:29, Alexandr Zhakov The taxons were merged.

Agriphila tristella and Agriphila tristellus were merged.

24.10.2015 23:29, Alexandr Zhakov Corrected data.

Agriphila tristellus [Denis & Schiffermüller] 1775 → ([Denis & Schiffermüller] 1775).

24.10.2015 19:38, Irina Nikulina

Note to the form Agriphila tristellus (removed from the base of 24.10.2015 23:29): The double type

30.01.2014 19:18, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Larva.

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