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Spoladea recurvalis (Fabricius, 1775)

Имаго  Spoladea recurvalis


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Pyraloidea family Crambidae subfamily Spilomelinae genus Spoladea → species Spoladea recurvalis

Species name(s)

Spoladea recurvalis (Fabricius, 1775) = Phalaena recurvalis Fabricius, 1794 = Phalaena angustalis Fabricius, 1787 = Phalaena fascialis Stoll, [1782] = Phycis recurvella Zincken, 1818 = Hymenia diffascialis Hübner, 1825 = Hydrocampa albifacialis Boisduval, 1833 = Spoladea animalis Guenée, 1854 = Hymenia exodias Meyrick, 1904 = albifascialis = Zinckenia fascialis.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #39. Yuzhno-Kurilsky; #40. Primorsky.


20—22 mm.

Primary colors

Brown/Gray/Black, White.

Имаго  Spoladea recurvalis

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Wingspan 20-22 mm. The antennae are simple, their ground with a bunch of short thick white and brown hairs. The labial palps naprvleny forward and upward, two-color: white, brown, primary and secondary segments of pubescent with long hairs, terminal segment smooth, pointed, sharply differs from other segments, brown.The maxillary palps thin, long, brown, apex white, stands above the forehead. Proboscis and eyes are. Forehead white, smooth. Crown and nape in light protruding scales.
    Per.krl. dark brown, with a transverse white band and a white oblong costal spot. Fringe two-color: white and brown. Zadn.krl.and brown, with a transverse white band. Fringe on first. KRL.
    On per.krl. vein R2 and common trunk veins R3 and R4 are very close together from their base at a distance of more than 1/2 of the length; veins M2 and M3 both KRL. as close together at the base. [113]. Yuri Semejkin.


  • Great Britain, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Corsica, Malta, the Netherlands, France. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Lower Amur, Primorye, Sakhalin and South Kuril. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Azores, the British Isles, Germany, Denmark (mainland), Spain (mainland), the Canary Islands, Corsica, Madeira, Malta, the Netherlands, the Channel Islands, Portugal (mainland), France (mainland). [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Russia (south of Khabarovsk and Primorsky Krai, Sakhalin, the Kuril islands: Kunashir, Iturup), Peninsula of Korea, Japan, tropical and subtropical world. [113]. Yuri Semejkin.

Larva food plants

  • Polyphagous pest of vegetables and industrial crops. In the south of the Far East hurt sugar beet. Caterpillars are polyphages. In the tropics and subtropics damage amaranth, beets, carrots, cotton, cucumbers, spinach, tomatoes, etc. Vegetable crops. [113]. Yuri Semejkin.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Paolo Mazzei, Vlad Proklov.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Yuri Semejkin.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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29.01.2014 10:52, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Wingspan: No formalized data → 20—22 mm.

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