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Spiris striata Linnaeus, 1758

Самка  (Spiris striata)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Erebidae subfamily Arctiinae tribe Arctiini subtribe Callimorphina genus Spiris → species Spiris striata

Species name(s)

Spiris striata Linnaeus, 1758 = Spiris striata (Linnaeus, 1758) = Phalaena striata Linnaeus, 1758 = Phalaena grammica Linnaeus, 1758 = Phalaena processionea Müller, 1774 = Phalaena palladia Fourcroy, 1785 = Bombyx striata Borkhausen, 1790 = Bombyx melanoptera Brahm, 1791 = Euprepia funerea Eversmann, 1847 = Coscinia albida Schulze, 1910 = Eyprepia incompleta Oberthür, 1911 = Eyprepia nigra Spuler, 1913 = extrema Rocci, 1914 = pfeifferi Stauder, 1920 = commerelli Stauder, 1920 = aterrima Gaede, 1923 = nigrociliata Schawerda, 1929 = Coscinia striata strandi Obraztsov, 1936 = slovenica (Daniel, 1939) = Coscinia striata wisniewskii Wojtusiak & Niesolowski, 1946 = hospitali (Marten, 1948) = chrysographis Marten, 1948 = Euprepia striata = Spiris striata striata = Coscinia striata (Linnaeus, 1758). [3, 9, 10, 85]

Feathered Footman.



This species marks on the maps: 4.

Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #6. Evropeisky Severo-Vostochny; #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; #25. Tuvinsky; #26. Predbaikalsky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #31. Yuzhno-Yakutsky.

Forewing length

15—18 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

Over-wintering stage


Самец  (Spiris striata)

Detailed information with references

Taxonomy, synonyms and combinations

  • Spiris striata. [3].


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and the Soviet Union - the European part of Turkey - European part, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1].
  • Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Cyprus, Corsica, Latvia Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal (mainland), Russia,Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, 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-East, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central, Transbaikalia, Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Krasnoyarsk, Lower Volga, Prealtay, of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy , Mid-Volzhsky,Average Urals, Sredneobskaya, Tuva, South West Siberian, South Ural, South Yakutia. [3].
  • All of Europe, in the south less. [5].
  • Kazakhstan [PC1149].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Length of front wing is 1.5, and that of 1.8 cm. The top of the front wings is yellow with black stripes, rear - dark-brown with yellow edges. [5].

General info about Imago

  • Butterfly flies on dry localities with sparse vegetation. [5].

Imago lifespan

  • From June to August. [5].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Festuca, Plantago, Salvia, Artemisia, Calluna, Hieracium and other low-growing plants. [28].
  • Sage meadow fescue. [5].

Larva lifespan

  • Larvae yellow striped female bears there from August to June. [5].


  • Dolly on the ground, in a gray web cocoon. [5].

Overwintering stage

  • Caterpillar overwinters. [5].

Subspecies of Spiris striata


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Svyatoslav Knyazev, Vitaly Gumenuk.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Alexander Belousov.

The species characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.



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02.07.2015 21:18, Alexandr Zhakov The taxons were merged.

Spiris striata and Coscinia striata were merged.

30.01.2014 21:18, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Larva.

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