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Amata phegea (Linnaeus, 1758)

Имаго  (Amata phegea)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Erebidae subfamily Arctiinae tribe Syntomini genus Amata → species Amata phegea

Species name(s)

Amata phegea (Linnaeus, 1758) = Syntomis phegea (Linnaeus, 1758) = Sphinx phegea Linnaeus, 1758 = Sphinx ligata Allioni, 1766 = Zygaena quercus Fabricius, 1793 = Sphinx iphimedia Esper, [1804] = Syntomis phegea bessarabica Stauder, 1924 = Syntomis phegea orientalis Daniel, 1950. [3, 9, 10]




Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #11. Volgo-Donsky.

Forewing length

16—18 mm.

Primary colors

Yellow, Blue, 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

Имаго  (Amata phegea)

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Syntomis phegea. [3].


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Spain, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, the Soviet Union - the European part of Turkey - European part of France, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Yugoslavia. [1].
  • Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Germany, Greece (mainland), Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, France (mainland), Croatia,Czech Republic, Switzerland, Yugoslavia. [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, the European Central Black Earth, Kaliningrad. [3].
  • There are disjunctive in the southern part of Central Europe. [5].

Imago lifespan

  • Imago ordinary lzhepestryanok fly from June to July. [5].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Plantago, Rumex, Galium, Gramineae, Taraxacum and other low-growing plants. [28].
  • Deadnettle with Dandelion and others. [5].

Larva lifespan

  • The caterpillars are active from August to May. [5].

Subspecies of Amata phegea


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

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Text data: Peter Khramov.

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