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Cardepia irrisoria (Erschov, 1874)

Имаго  Cardepia irrisoria


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Noctuidae subfamily Noctuinae tribe Hadenini subtribe Discestrina genus Cardepia → species Cardepia irrisoria

Species name(s)

Cardepia irrisoria (Erschov, 1874) = Mamestra irrisoria Erschoff, 1874 = Mamestra albipicta Cristoph, 1884 = Cardepia sociabilis. [9, 10]



This species marks on the maps: 5.

Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #25. Tuvinsky; #28. Zabaikalsky.

Flight time

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

Имаго  Cardepia irrisoria

Detailed information with references


  • Russia Ukraine. [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, Central European, Trans-Baikal, Western Caucasus, Lower Volga, Tuva. [3].
  • Asian desert and steppe species entering the south-eastern Europe. Kazakhstan. [107].

General info about Imago

  • The mass appearance in the spring in desert habitats of western Kazakhstan. [107].

Imago lifespan

  • April-October. [107].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Sem. Haze. [107].

Subspecies of Cardepia irrisoria


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Evgeny Komarov.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Evgeny Komarov.

The species characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.



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30.01.2014 0:12, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Zoogeographical regions: No formalized data → Palaearctic. Flight time: No formalized data → April, May, June, July, August, September, October.

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