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Drasteria saisani (Staudinger, 1882)

Имаго  Drasteria saisani


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Erebidae subfamily Erebinae tribe Melipotini genus Drasteria → species Drasteria saisani

Species name(s)

Drasteria saisani (Staudinger, 1882) = Leucanitis saisani Staudinger, 1882.



This species marks on the maps: 6.

Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky.

Flight time

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

Over-wintering stage


Имаго  Drasteria saisani

Detailed information with references


  • USSR - the European part. [1].
  • Russia Ukraine. [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: East Caucasian, Gorno-Altaisk. [3].
  • Kazakhstan. Personal communication.
  • Iran-Turan desert and steppe species. [107].

Imago lifespan

  • April May. Personal communication.
  • June-July and September. [107].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Atraphaxis barbed (Atraphaxis spinosa) [107].


  • In the pupae of summer-winter diapause. Some give adults of summer and fall. [107].

Overwintering stage

  • Pupa. [107].


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Text data: Peter Khramov, Evgeny Komarov.

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29.01.2014 23:23, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Flight time: No formalized data → April, May, June, July, September. Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Pupa.

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