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Cerapteryx graminis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Самка  (Cerapteryx graminis)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Noctuidae subfamily Noctuinae tribe Tholerini genus Cerapteryx → species Cerapteryx graminis

Species name(s)

Cerapteryx graminis (Linnaeus, 1758) = Phalaena graminis Linnaeus, 1758 = Phalaena Bombyx graminis Linnaeus, 1758 = Bombyx tricuspis Esper, 1786 = Cerapteryx hibernicus Curtis, 1833 = Heliophobus albineura Boisduval, [1837] = albipuncta (Lampa, 1884) = brunnea (Lampa, 1884) = rufa (Tutt, 1889) = rufocosta (Tutt, 1889) = ochrea (Tutt, 1889) = pallida (Tutt, 1889) = obsoleta (Tutt, 1889) = Cerapteryx graminis friesica Bryk, 1936 = Cerapteryx gramineus. [9, 10]

Antler Moth.



This species marks on the maps: 1.

Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #2. Kolsky; #3. Karelsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #6. Evropeisky Severo-Vostochny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #25. Tuvinsky; #26. Predbaikalsky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #31. Yuzhno-Yakutsky; #33. Severo-Okhotomorsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin.

Forewing length

10—13 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  (Cerapteryx graminis)

Detailed information with references


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, the Soviet Union - the 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, Iceland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland) Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway (mainland)Channel Islands, Poland, Russia, Romania, Northern Ireland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Faroe Islands, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, the European North-East, the European North-West, the European Central European South taiga, the Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Kola, Nizhne-Amur, Prealtay, of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy, Sakhalin North Okhotsk, Mid-Amur,Middle-Volga, Urals Average, Sredneobskaya, Tuva, South West Siberian, South Ural, South Yakutia. [3].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Front wing from 1 to 1.3 cm long, the color - from gray to dark brown. The characteristic pattern of white and black bar. [5].

General info about Imago

  • Localities wet meadows and marshes in the mountains - up to 2000 m. [5].

Imago lifespan

  • Flight of adults observed from June to September. [5].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Gramineae. [28].
  • Cereals - or rather, their lower leaves and roots. [5].

Larva lifespan

  • Track Cerapteryx graminis live in the soil or on, from October to May. [5].


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