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Chrysodeixis chalcites (Esper, 1789)

Имаго  Chrysodeixis chalcites


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Noctuidae subfamily Plusiinae tribe Argyrogrammatini genus Chrysodeixis → species Chrysodeixis chalcites

Species name(s)

Chrysodeixis chalcites (Esper, 1789) = Phalaena (Noctua) chalcites Esper, 1789 = Phalaena chalsytis Hübner, 1790 = Noctua bengalensis Rossi, 1794 = Noctua quaestionis Fabricius, 1794 = Plusia buchholzi Plötz, 1880 = Chrysodeixis (Chrysodeixis) chalcites.



Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky.

Primary colors

Brown/Gray/Black, White.

Имаго  Chrysodeixis chalcites

Detailed information with references


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Crete, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, the USSR - the European part of Turkey - European part of France, Switzerland, Yugoslavia. [1].
  • Austria, Azores, Albania, Baleares, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Dodecanese Islands, Spain (mainland), Italy ( mainland), Canary Islands, Cyprus, Corsica, Crete, Madeira, Macedonia,Malta, Moldova, the Netherlands, Portugal (mainland), Romania, Russia, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, France (mainland), Croatia, Cycladic, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden and Yugoslavia. [10].
  • RF regions: West Caucasus, the Volga-Fair. [3].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Urtica, Cytisus, Solanum, Parietaria and other low-growing plants. [28].


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Vlad Proklov, Svyatoslav Knyazev.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

The species characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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