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Deuterotinea casanella (Eversmann, 1844)

Самец  (Deuterotinea casanella)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Tineoidea family Eriocottidae genus Deuterotinea → species Deuterotinea casanella

Species name(s)

Deuterotinea casanella (Eversmann, 1844) = Chersis tauridella Guenée, 1845.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

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

Forewing length

9—12 mm.

Primary colors


Flight time

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Over-wintering stage


Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • The front wings of males 9-12 mm, narrow, brownish-gray, one-color or off-white border around the edges. Females are wingless, mokritseobraznye. [86]. Shamil Murtazin.


  • Romania, the Soviet Union - the European part. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, Western Caucasus, the Volga-Fair. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Russia, Romania, Ukraine. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • South-east Europe, the Caucasus, Kazakhstan. [86]. Shamil Murtazin.


  • October November. [86]. Shamil Murtazin.

Additional info about Imago

  • Males fly around the clock, frost-free nights (even at temperatures From + 1-3 °!) Attracted by light. Females are active only at night, when sometimes creep up to the light sources. Lay eggs at temperatures above 10 ° C in the crevices of bark trees and shrubs with a long ovipositor drawer. [86]. Shamil Murtazin.

Additional info about Larva

  • Larvae live in the spring of tubular passages in the sod, eating plant roots. [86]. Shamil Murtazin.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photo: Sergey Novitckiy.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Shamil Murtazin.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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29.01.2014 14:14, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Forewing length: No formalized data → 9—12 mm. Flight time: No formalized data → October, November. Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Ova.

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