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Canephora hirsuta (Poda, 1761)

Самец  (Canephora hirsuta)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Tineoidea family Psychidae subfamily Oiketicinae tribe Acanthopsychini genus Canephora → species Canephora hirsuta

Species name(s)

Canephora hirsuta (Poda, 1761) = Canephora unicolor. [10, 85]

Hairy Sweep.



This species marks on the maps: 2.

Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #3. Karelsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #6. Evropeisky Severo-Vostochny; #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; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #26. Predbaikalsky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #40. Primorsky.

Forewing length

14—15 mm.

Primary colors

Brown/Gray/Black, White.

Flight time

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

Самка  (Canephora hirsuta)

Detailed information with references

Taxonomy, synonyms and combinations

  • Canephora unicolor [11].


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and the Soviet Union - the European part of Turkey - European part of Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia. [1].
  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway (mainland ), Poland, Portugal (mainland), Russia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia,Turkey (European part), Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia. [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, Gorno-Altaisk, the European North-East, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, Central European, European southern taiga, the Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhne Amur, Lower Volga, Prealtay,Of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy, Primorye, Sakhalin, Amur Medium, Medium-Volzhsky, Mid-Ural, Sredneobskaya, South West Siberian, South Ural. [3].
  • The range of species: Moderate Europe. [5].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Length of front wing males - up to 1.5 cm. The antennae have silnogrebenchatye, with a pointed apex, and at the end of the abdomen - a fashionable bundle of hairs. Smoky-brown wings, more transparent than many other types of bagworm moth. The front wings are extended, less rounded than theSterrhopterix fusca. And besides, one-color bagworm moth - the largest of Europe.Bagworm moth. The females are wingless. [5].
  • Males are dark brown in razmahke wing about 20 mm. Wings almost no scales, but has gorgeous feathery mustache. Females and legless bezkrylye. [11].

General info about Imago

  • Males are very mobile, especially swirl about Case consists of small, sit on them and groping tendrils. "Do not wait until the females fly: they will never fly." In females, there is not only the wings, and even feet. The female does not leave the bag in which it is a male and fertilizes.Here the female lays eggs, and postpone it rests inside the shell of his own dolls. [11].

Imago lifespan

  • C June to August. [5].

General info about Larva

  • The larvae, males build cocoons of short, wide and usually flat pieces of plants, dried leaves. The larvae, females use elongated or round slices. But there is something in which both sexes agree - they complete Case consists tube that expands the growth of larvae, respectively. [5].
  • First (immediately after hatching) larvae scrape sticks maternal pouch. After a few minutes on the back of the tracks appear in white cotton caps (caterpillars while only 1 mm in size). "Only" dressed "gusenichka begin to search for food, which they are the leaves of plants."In the future, each caterpillar builds himself a bag of sticks and blades of grass, which builds on the front as they grow. Inside the bag tight silk case. The bag caterpillar will spend the winter. [11].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Bagworm moth caterpillar monochrome - polyphages. [5].

Larva lifespan

  • Track Canephora hirsuta occur year-round. [5].

Overwintering stage

  • Caterpillar. [11].


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