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Calliteara pudibunda (Linnaeus, 1758)

Самец  (Calliteara pudibunda)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Erebidae subfamily Lymantriinae tribe Orgyiini genus Calliteara → species Calliteara pudibunda

Species name(s)

Calliteara pudibunda (Linnaeus, 1758) = Dasychira pudibunda (Linnaeus, 1758) = Phalaena pudibunda Linnaeus, 1758 = Dasychira grundi Lorkovic, 1930 = pygmaea Lének, 1957 = Dasychira pudipunda nesiotes Bryk, 1942 = Dasychira paktia Ebert, 1968 = Callitera pudipunda = Orgyia pudibunda = Elkneria pudibunda = Calliteara pudipunda = Calliteara pudipunda paktia. [9, 10, 85]

Pale Tussock.



This species marks on the maps: 5.

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; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #40. Primorsky.


35—65 mm.

Primary colors


Flight time

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

Самец  (Calliteara pudibunda)

Detailed information with references

Taxonomy, synonyms and combinations

  • Dasychira pudibunda. [85].


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Sardinia, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - the European part of Turkey - 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), Corsica Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, the Netherlands, the Channel Islands, Poland,Portugal (mainland), Romania, Russia, Sardinia, Northern Ireland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, 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, the European Central European South taiga, the Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Lower Volga, Seaside, Mid-Volzhsky, Mid-Ural, South -Zapadnosibirsky, South Ural. [3].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Wingspan: 35-65 mm. [PC93].

Imago lifespan

  • May June [PC93].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Quercus, Salix, Betula, Prunus, Tilia, Crataegus. [28].
  • Birch (Betula), beech, oak (Quercus), hornbeam (Carpinus), hazel (Corylus), linden (Tilia), Hawthorn (Crataegus), willow (Salix), Plum (Prunus) [PC93].

Subspecies of Calliteara pudibunda


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04.06.2015 23:56, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Wingspan: No formalized data → 35—65 mm. Flight time: No formalized data → May, June.

12.01.2011 22:58, Vasiliy Feoktistov

Butterfly is famous for its magnificent caterpillar in whose honor is soё second name "red-". Imago compared with caterpillar sulfur and quite homely.

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