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Hoplodrina ambigua (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775)

Имаго  (Hoplodrina ambigua)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Noctuidae subfamily Noctuinae tribe Caradrinini subtribe Caradrinina genus Hoplodrina → species Hoplodrina ambigua

Species name(s)

Hoplodrina ambigua (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775) = Noctua ambigua Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775 = Noctua plantaginis Hübner, [1813] = Orthosia uniformis Swinhoe, 1885.



This species marks on the maps: 2.

Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #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; #23. Predaltaisky.

Forewing length

14—15 mm.

Primary colors

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  (Hoplodrina ambigua)

Detailed information with references


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Crete, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, USSR - the European part of Turkey - European part of France, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1].
  • Albania, Andorra, the Balearic Islands, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Dodecanese Islands, Ireland, Spain (mainland) Italy (mainland), Cyprus, Corsica, Crete, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, the Netherlands, the Channel Islands, Poland, Portugal (mainland), Romania, Russia, Sardinia, North Aegean Islands, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland part), Croatia, Cycladic, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden and Yugoslavia. [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, the Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Lower Volga, Prealtay, Mid-Volzhsky, Mid-Ural, South West Siberian, South Ural. [3].
  • Ареал — теплая Европа, да и там лишь дизъюнктивно, в горах до 1600 м. [85].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Передние крылья — 1,5 см. Круглое и почковидное пятна четкие, со светлыми ободками. [85].

General info about Imago

  • Местообитания: опушки и верещатники, межи и пойменные луга, сады. [85].

Imago lifespan

  • Две генерации с конца мая по июль и с конца июля по октябрь. Второе поколение более многочисленное. [85].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Кульбаба и подорожник, щавель и латук. [85].

Larva lifespan

  • На стадии гусеницы наземных буровато-серых совок надо искать с сентября по апрель и с июня по июль. [85].

Overwintering stage

  • Зимует гусеница. [85].


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