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Miltochrista miniata (Forster, 1771)

Самец  (Miltochrista miniata)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Erebidae subfamily Arctiinae tribe Lithosiini subtribe Nudariina genus Miltochrista → species Miltochrista miniata

Species name(s)

Miltochrista miniata (Forster, 1771) = Phalaena miniata Forster, 1771 = Bombyx rosea Fabricius, 1775 = Noctua rubicunda Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775 = Calligenia crogea Bignault, 1880 = virginea Delahaye, 1896 = flava Meyer, 1906 = deleta Höfer, 1924 = destrigata Dannehl, 1928 = nigricirris Lucas, 1959 = intermedia Lempke, 1961 = intensa Lempke, 1961 = mosbacheri Roesler, 1967.

Rosy Footman.



This species marks on the maps: 4.

Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #3. Karelsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #26. Predbaikalsky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #39. Yuzhno-Kurilsky; #40. Primorsky.

Forewing length

14—15 mm.


24—32 mm.

Primary colors

Red, 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

Самец  (Miltochrista miniata)

Detailed information with references


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and the Soviet Union - the 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), Ireland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Latvia Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, the Netherlands, the Channel Islands, Poland,Portugal (mainland), Russia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, Gorno-Altaisk, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, Trans-Baikal, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny-Amur, Prealtay, of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy, Primorye, Sakhalin , Mid-Amur,Middle-Volga, Sredneobskaya, South West Siberian Yuzhno-Kuril, South Ural. [3].
  • The area - the whole of Europe to southern Scandinavia in the north. [5].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Length of front wing - only 1.5 cm. Glowing light pink with a golden color of the wings and a thin black figure to them. [5].
  • Wingspan: 24-32 mm. Personal communication.

General info about Imago

  • Butterfly water-loving, flies through the floodplain and swamp forests, deciduous-mixed forest (wet areas). Active at night. [5].

Imago lifespan

  • From mid-June to mid-August. [5].

General info about Larva

  • Hatched larvae begin to feed on in the fall. They overwinter under lichen. [5].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Lichens. [28].
  • Forage plants autumn young caterpillars are lichens and ripe spring - oak, birch and honeysuckle. [5].

Larva lifespan

  • Caterpillar Miltochrista miniata will live from August to June. [5].

Overwintering stage

  • Caterpillar. [5].

Subspecies of Miltochrista miniata


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Natalia Demchenko, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

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30.06.2015 13:11, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Wingspan: No formalized data → 24—32 mm.

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