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Endromis versicolora (Linnaeus, 1758)

Самец  (Endromis versicolora)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Bombycoidea family Endromidae genus Endromis → species Endromis versicolora

Species name(s)

Endromis versicolora (Linnaeus, 1758) = Endromis diabolica Niepelt 1931 = Endromis fenestrella Wize 1936 = Endromis fusca Lempke 1960 = Endromis lapponica Bau 1877 = Endromis rufescens Lempke 1960. [10, 187]

Kentish Glory.



This species marks on the maps: 4.

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; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky*; #15. Severo-Uralsky; #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*; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #40. Primorsky.

* An asterisk denotes a region for which the species is listed as an migrant or information that requires additional checking.

Forewing length

30—40 mm.

Primary colors

Orange, Brown/Gray/Black, White.

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 и самка  (Endromis versicolora)

Detailed information with references


  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, the Soviet Union - the European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia , Yugoslavia. [1].
  • Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Denmark (mainland), Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway (mainland), Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Finland,France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasian (?), Gorno-Altaisk (?), The European North-East, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, Transbaikalia, Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny-Amur, Prealtay, of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy, Primorye, Sakhalin North-Ural,Mid-Amur, the Volga-Average, Average Urals, Sredneobskaya, Tuva (?), South-West-Siberian, South Ural, South Yakutia (?). [3].
  • Arel birch moth - from northern Italy (the mountain at an altitude of 1500 meters) in the south to Finland and Northern Scandinavia in the north. [5].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Length of front wing - from 3 to 4 cm. Due to the nature of venation wings kind of isolated in a separate family. On pestrookrashennyh wings there are three triangular white spots. Females are significantly larger than males, except - paler. And the male is recognizable by the characteristic mustache comb. [5].

General info about Imago

  • Overall, the species is confined to large plantations of birch, respectively, typical habitat - planting birch, swamp, wet the edge of the forest. Males birch moth atkivny day, and females - only in the evening, the same day they sit at the ends of the branches of plants. [5].

Imago lifespan

  • Flight from mid-March to mid-May. [5].

General info about Larva

  • As a child, black caterpillar, then become a brilliant green. In order caterpillars pupate in the soil rebuilt a small cocoon of cobwebs and land. [5].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Birch. [5].
  • Birch (Betula), hazel (Corylus), hornbeam (Carpinus), alder (Alnus), linden (Tilia). [PC93].

Larva lifespan

  • From May to July. [5].


  • Dolly will lie in the ground from 1 to 3 winters ... [5].

Overwintering stage

  • Pupa. [5].

Subspecies of Endromis versicolora


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Vitaly Gumenuk, Sergey Talanov.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

The species characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.



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30.01.2014 20:42, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Pupa.

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