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Euplagia quadripunctaria (Poda, 1761)

Имаго  (Euplagia quadripunctaria)


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

Species name(s)

Euplagia quadripunctaria (Poda, 1761) = Panaxia quadripunctaria = Phalaena quadripunctaria Poda, 1761 = plataginis Scopoli, 1763. [9, 10, 85]

Jersey Tiger.



This species marks on the maps: 1.

Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky.

Forewing length

23—26 mm.

Primary colors

Red, Orange, 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

Имаго  (Euplagia quadripunctaria)

Detailed information with references

Taxonomy, synonyms and combinations

  • Panaxia quadripunctaria. [85].


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Crete, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sicily, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - the European part of Turkey - European part of France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Yugoslavia. [1].
  • Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Dodecanese Islands, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland) Cyprus, Corsica, Crete, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, the Netherlands,Channel Islands, Poland, Portugal (mainland), Russia, Romania, North Aegean Islands, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Cycladic Islands, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Yugoslavia. [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, the European Central Black Soil, Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Lower Volga, Mid-Volzhsky, South Ural. [3].
  • Habitat: Europe - to the middle of Germany in the north, Russia - middle and southern parts. [5].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Length of front wing - up to 2.6 cm. The background of the wings - brown on the background - bright yellow stripes. On the red hind wings and a pair of round one irregularly shaped black spots. [5].

General info about Imago

  • The limestone mountain areas and dry valleys with water sources, which is expected to close with dense vegetation. Moths fly in the afternoon. [5].

Imago lifespan

  • C end of July and August. [5].

General info about Larva

  • Have time to molt several times before the onset of winter. [5].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Lamium, Epilobium, Corylus, Rubus, Lonicera, Sarothamnus, Urtica. [28].
  • Deadnettle, nettles and willow, hazel with raspberries (the last two - in the spring). [5].

Larva lifespan

  • Caterpillars live Euplagia quadripunctaria c September to June next year. [5].

Subspecies of Euplagia quadripunctaria


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