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Phigalia pilosaria (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775)

Имаго  Phigalia pilosaria


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Geometroidea family Geometridae subfamily Ennominae tribe Bistonini genus Phigalia → species Phigalia pilosaria

Species name(s)

Phigalia pilosaria (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775) = Apocheima pilosaria Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775 = Geometra pilosaria Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775 = pedaria (Fabricius, 1787). [9, 10, 85]

Pale Brindled Beauty.



This species marks on the maps: 5.

Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #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.


42—46 mm.

Primary colors


Flight time

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

Самка  Phigalia pilosaria

Detailed information with references

Taxonomy, synonyms and combinations

  • Apocheima pilosaria. [85].


  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Corsica, 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, Yugoslavia. [1].
  • Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, the British Isles, France, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Ireland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia , Netherlands, Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands, Poland,Portugal (mainland), Russia, Romania, Northern Ireland, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, Central European, European southern taiga, the Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Mid-Volzhsky, Middle Urals, South Ural. [3].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Wingspan: 42 - 46 mm. [PC93].

Imago lifespan

  • March, April [PC93].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Alnus, Quercus, Fagus, Prunus, Hippophae rhamnoides, Rhamnus. [28].
  • Oak (Quercus), Elm (Ulmus), linden (Tilia), The turn (Prunus spinosa), Aspen (Populus tremula), maple (Acer), pear (Pyrus), Hawthorn (Crataegus), birch (Betula), Hornbeam (Carpinus ), hazel (Corylus) [PC93].

Subspecies of Phigalia pilosaria


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Sergey Novitckiy, Andrey Ponomarev.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

The species characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.



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10.06.2015 20:54, Shamil Murtazin

Dolly in her land, or what?

05.04.2015 12:52, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Wingspan: No formalized data → 42—46 mm. Flight time: No formalized data → March, April.

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