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Alucita hexadactyla (Linnaeus, 1758)

Имаго  (Alucita hexadactyla)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Alucitoidea family Alucitidae genus Alucita → species Alucita hexadactyla

Species name(s)

Alucita hexadactyla (Linnaeus, 1758) = Helena hexadactyla Linnaeus, 1758 = Orneodes hexadactyla. [3, 10, 11]



Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky.

Primary colors

Yellow, Brown/Gray/Black.

Имаго  (Alucita hexadactyla)

Detailed information with references

Taxonomy, synonyms and combinations

  • Helena hexadactyla. [3].
  • Orneodes hexadactyla [11].


  • Austria, Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Crete, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - the European part of Finland France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden and Yugoslavia. [1].
  • Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Ireland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta , Netherlands, Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands, Poland,Portugal (mainland), Romania, Sardinia, Slovakia, Finland, France (mainland), Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia. [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: Kaliningrad, Mid-Volzhsky. [3].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • The butterfly is yellowish-gray, with two transverse dark gray stripes on the wings. The wingspan of 15 to 18 mm. [11].

Imago lifespan

  • Spring and the second half of summer. [11].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Honeysuckle. [11].


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Vlad Proklov, Kjeld Brem.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

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