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Zygaena lonicerae (Scheven, 1777)

Имаго  (Zygaena lonicerae)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Zygaenoidea family Zygaenidae subfamily Zygaeninae genus Zygaena subgenus Zygaena → species Zygaena lonicerae

Species name(s)

Zygaena (Zygaena) lonicerae (Scheven, 1777) = Sphinx lonicerae Scheven, 1777 = Sphinx graminis de Villers, 1789 = Zygaena aspasia Meigen, 1829 = Zygaena (Zygaena) lonicerae = Anthrocera lonicerae = Zygaena diaphana Burgeff 1906 = Zygaena graminis Villers 1789 = Zygaena apicalielongata Vorbrodt 1914 = Zygaena apicalielongata Vorbrodt & Müller-Rutz 1917 = Zygaena apicalimaculata Vorbrodt 1913 = Zygaena aspasia Meigen 1830 = Zygaena bercei Sand 1879 = Zygaena burgeffi Przegendza 1926 = Zygaena carnea Spuler 1906 = Zygaena centripuncta Reiss 1964 = Zygaena chalybea Aurivillius 1888/89 = Zygaena citrina Speyer 1887 = Zygaena complexa Tutt 1906 = Zygaena complicata Tutt 1906 = Zygaena confluens Burgeff 1906 = Zygaena confluens Dziurzynski 1906 = Zygaena confusa Tutt 1906 = Zygaena hades Metschl 1925 = Zygaena herzi Slastshevsky 1911 = Zygaena inversa Tutt 1906 = Zygaena kratochvili Povolny & Gregor 1946 = Zygaena lutea Nickerl 1897 = Zygaena marginata Burgeff 1906 = Zygaena medioconfluens Reiss 1964 = Zygaena omniconfluens Vorbrodt 1913 = Zygaena parvimaculata Holik 1939 = Zygaena rubescens Burgeff 1906 = Zygaena secunda Tutt 1906 = Zygaena semicitrina Niepelt 1924 = Zygaena sexmaculata Dziurzynski 1910 = Zygaena sphingiformis Dabrwski 1965 = Zygaena translucens Burgeff 1926 = Zygaena ussuriensis Reiss 1929.

Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet.



This species marks on the maps: 9.

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; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #25. Tuvinsky; #26. Predbaikalsky.

Forewing length

14—16 mm.

Primary colors

Red, Green, 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

Over-wintering stage


Имаго  (Zygaena lonicerae)

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Anthrocera lonicerae [11].


  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sicily, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - the European part of Turkey - European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia. [1].
  • Albania, Andorra, Belarus, 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, Norway (mainland)Channel Islands, Poland, Russia, Romania, Northern Ireland, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, Gorno-Altaisk, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, the Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Krasnoyarsk, Prealtay, of Baikal, Mid-Volzhsky , Average Urals, Sredneobskaya,Tuva, South West Siberian, South Ural. [3].
  • Europe. [5].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Length of front wing quite a reach of up to 1.6 cm, which makes it a little more than a butterfly looks like herZygaena trifolii. Red spots on the front wing - 5, of which 2 medium always separated, and both exterior may merge. [5].
  • Unlike Z. trifolii, antennae are long, gradual and long thick, wings are long, with elongated ends of the front wing spots are well separated. The wingspan of 35 to 42 mm. [11].

General info about Imago

  • Zhimolostevaya zygaenidae inhabits dry meadows, sunny slopes and clearings, other similar areas of terrain. [5].

Imago lifespan

  • From July to August. [5].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Trifolium, Lathyrus, Lotus, Onobrychis, Vicia. [28].
  • Lyadvenets clover. [5].

Larva lifespan

  • September-June. [5].

Overwintering stage

  • Obviously, the caterpillar. [5].

Subspecies of Zygaena lonicerae


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Irina Smirnova, Vlad Proklov.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

The species characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.



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18.08.2015 0:54, Shamil Murtazin

Hmm, on the wings of color - green. Interrogative. This refers to a reflection? ..

30.01.2014 20:34, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Larva.

16.07.2011 13:43, Peter Khramov


16.07.2011 9:11, Sergey Appolonov

>> Zhivtone loves to soak up ....
In the first misspelled word

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