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Sideridis rivularis (Fabricius, 1775)

Имаго  (Sideridis rivularis)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Noctuidae subfamily Noctuinae tribe Hadenini subtribe Mamestrina genus Sideridis subgenus Aneda → species Sideridis rivularis

Species name(s)

Sideridis (Aneda) rivularis (Fabricius, 1775) = Hadena rivularis Fabricius, 1775 = Noctua rivularis Fabricius, 1775 = Noctua cucubali Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775 = Phalaena Noctua rivosa Ström, 1783 = Hadena behenis Freyer, 1845 = Sideridis (Aneda) rivularis. [9, 10, 85]

The Campion.



This species marks on the maps: 3.

Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #3. Karelsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #6. Evropeisky Severo-Vostochny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #25. Tuvinsky; #26. Predbaikalsky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #40. Primorsky.

Forewing length

14—15 mm.


27—30 mm.

Primary colors


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  (Sideridis rivularis)

Detailed information with references

Taxonomy, synonyms and combinations

  • Hadena rivularis. [85].


  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - the European part, Finland, France , Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1].
  • Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Denmark (mainland), Ireland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Corsica, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg Macedonia, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands, Poland,Russia, Romania, Sardinia, Northern Ireland, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, Gorno-Altaisk, the European North-East, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, the Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Krasnoyarsk, Prealtay, of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy, Seaside,Sakhalin, Amur Medium, Medium-Volzhsky, Mid-Ural, Sredneobskaya, Tuva, South West Siberian, South Ural. [3].
  • The area - a fair Europe, with preference foothills. It gets up to 1600 m altitude. [5].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Length of front wing - 1.5 cm, the color is brownish or purple, a clear pattern, kidney-shaped spots merge with round. The transverse bands are doubled, with a purple pigment. The hind wings are dark. [5].

General info about Imago

  • Meadows, gardens, parks are places moth flight. [5].

Imago lifespan

  • Imago Hadena rivularis fly from May to August. [5].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Clove. [5].
  • Silene (Silene), Sandman (Melandrium), Campion (Lychnis), Smolka (Viscaria), Carnation (Dianthus), soapwort (Saponaria) [PC93].

Larva lifespan

  • Caterpillars live from September to October. [5].

Overwintering stage

  • Winters pupa in the soil. [5].

Subspecies of Sideridis rivularis


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Andrey Ponomarev, Evgeny Komarov.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

The species characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.



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28.06.2014 11:40, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Wingspan: No formalized data → 27—30 mm.

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