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Sterrhopterix fusca (Haworth, 1809)

Имаго  (Sterrhopterix fusca)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Tineoidea family Psychidae subfamily Oiketicinae tribe Phalacropterygini genus Sterrhopterix → species Sterrhopterix fusca

Species name(s)

Sterrhopterix fusca (Haworth, 1809) = Sterrhopteryx hirsutella = Psyche calvella Ochsenheimer, 1810 = Psyche canabinella Doumerc, 1860 = Psyche fuscella Meigen, 1832 = Tinea hirsutella Hübner, 1793 = Sterrhopterix nudella Duponchel 1842. [10, 85, 187]



Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #3. Karelsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #5. Nenetsko-Novozemelsky tundrovy; #6. Evropeisky Severo-Vostochny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #26. Predbaikalsky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #31. Yuzhno-Yakutsky; #33. Severo-Okhotomorsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #40. Primorsky.

Forewing length

9—10 mm.

Primary colors

Yellow, Brown/Gray/Black.

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

Самец  (Sterrhopterix fusca)

Detailed information with references

Taxonomy, synonyms and combinations

  • Sterrhopteryx hirsutella. [85].


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Spain, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, the Soviet Union - the European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia . [1].
  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the British Isles, France, Germany, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Earth, Norway (mainland), Poland, Russia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, France (mainland), Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia. [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, Gorno-Altaisk, the European North-East, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, Trans-Baikal, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Nenets-Novaya Zemlya tundra, Nizhne-Amur, of Baikal , Pribaikalskiy, Seaside,Sakhalin, the North Okhotsk, Mid-Amur, Mid-Volzhsky, Mid-Ural, South Yakutia. [3].
  • The whole of Europe. [5].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Fore wing length of males up to 1 cm in females is reduced wings at all. [5].

General info about Imago

  • It is found in wet habitats - in the marshes, meadows and a filling of moist mixed forests. Females hairy hatch bagworm moth in a cocoon and remain there for life. Males are more active. In the twilight. [5].

Imago lifespan

  • From June to early July. [5].

General info about Larva

  • Immediately after hatching the larvae build Bag / Case consists, and caterpillars male Case consists longer than that of women. The Baggies caterpillars live 2 years, but not passive, and simply dragging them everywhere (bags) with you in them, and they pupate.The habits of pupation again there are differences between male and female individuals - female prefers a height of about 2 meters above the ground (they are fixed and inviting male pheromones better emit above to increase the useful coverage), and the male tends to lower, closer to the ground - safer heremobility and they do not hold. Whatever it was, Case consists constructed from pieces of wood and leaves. [5].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Birch, alder, preferably - young. [5].

Larva lifespan

  • Track Sterrhopteryx fusca occur from August to May of the following year. [5].


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