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Anorthoa munda (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775)

Имаго  (Anorthoa munda)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Noctuidae subfamily Noctuinae tribe Orthosiini genus Anorthoa → species Anorthoa munda

Species name(s)

Anorthoa munda (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775) = Orthosia munda Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775 = Noctua munda Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775 = Phalaena Noctua gemina Borkhausen, 1792 = Bombyx geminatus Haworth, 1803 = Bombyx bimaculatus Haworth, 1803 = immaculata (Staudinger, 1871) = Anorthoa immaculata. [9, 10, 85]

Twin-spotted Quaker.



This species marks on the maps: 2.

Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #26. Predbaikalsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #40. Primorsky.

Forewing length

16—18 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  (Anorthoa munda)

Detailed information with references

Taxonomy, synonyms and combinations

  • Orthosia munda. [85].


  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and 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), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia , Moldova, Netherlands, Norway (mainland), Poland,Portugal (mainland), Russia, Romania, Northern Ireland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, the Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Nizhne-Amur, of Baikal, Seaside, Mid-Amur, Mid-Volzhsky, South West Siberian , Southern Urals. [3].
  • Distribution: disjunctive in Europe, at an altitude of 1200 m. [5].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Length of front wing - up to 1.8 cm, color - red-reddish brown, round and kidney-shaped dark spots, with yellow rims. In the middle of the line podkraevoy two black spots. [5].

General info about Imago

  • Places volley: mixed forests and meadows, gardens and parks. [5].

Imago lifespan

  • Orthosia munda flies during flowering willow, which is not indifferent - from mid-March to late April. [5].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Quercus, Ulmus, Salix, Populus. [28].
  • Young alder, scrub oaks and ash trees. [5].

Larva lifespan

  • Caterpillars live from May to July. [5].

Overwintering stage

  • Caterpillar. [5].

Subspecies of Anorthoa munda


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