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Tethea ocularis (Linnaeus, 1767)

Имаго  (Tethea ocularis)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Drepanoidea family Drepanidae subfamily Thyatirinae genus Tethea → species Tethea ocularis

Species name(s)

Tethea ocularis (Linnaeus, 1767) = Phalaena ocularis Linnaeus, 1767 = Phalaena octogesimea Hübner, 1786 = octogena (Esper, 1788) = ocularis osthelder (Bytinski-Salz, 1937) = octogesima auct. = Tethea basifusca Lempke 1960 = Tethea brunnea Lempke 1960 = Palimpsestis clausa Lempke, 1938 = Palimpsestis confluens Lempke, 1938 = Tethea cotangens Lempke 1960 = Palimpsestis discolor Lempke, 1938 = Palimpsestis fasciata Lingonblad, 1950 = Tethea fusca Cockayne 1944 = Cymatophora interrupta Spuler, 1908 = Tethea mediofusca Cockayne 1952 = Tethea microphthalma Cockayne 1951 = Cymatophora rosea Tutt, 1891 = Cymatophora sareptensis Spuler, 1908 = Tethea separata Lempke 1960 = Tethea variegata Lempke 1960.

Figure of Eighty.



This species marks on the maps: 6.

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; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #26. Predbaikalsky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #40. Primorsky.


35—44 mm.

Primary colors

Brown/Gray/Black, White.

Flight time

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Имаго  (Tethea ocularis)

Detailed information with references


  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - the European part of Turkey - European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1].
  • Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Corsica, Latvia Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands,Poland, Portugal (mainland), Romania, Russia, Sardinia, North Aegean Islands, 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, 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, Lower Volga, Prealtay,Of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy, Primorye, Sakhalin, Amur Medium, Medium-Volzhsky, Mid-Ural, Sredneobskaya, South West Siberian, South Ural. [3].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • It has a more vivid picture than similar herTethea or, white rims of the ring and reniform spots, white horizontal stripes and white fringe of the rear wings. [5].
  • Wingspan: 35-44 mm. Personal communication.

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Populus. [28].
  • Aspen (Populus tremula) and octalnye representatives of Poplar (Populus) Personal communication.

Subspecies of Tethea ocularis


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Svyatoslav Knyazev, Vitaly Gumenuk.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

The species characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.



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20.06.2015 23:43, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Wingspan: No formalized data → 35—44 mm. Flight time: No formalized data → May, June, July.

11.09.2014 23:15, Peter Khramov

For subspecies later will dobavlyalka.

15.04.2014 23:07, Irina Nikulina

Peter, then you need to add a subspecies Toamurensis Warren, 1912

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