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Stauropus fagi (Linnaeus, 1758)

Имаго  (Stauropus fagi)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Notodontidae subfamily Heterocampinae genus Stauropus → species Stauropus fagi

Species name(s)

Stauropus fagi (Linnaeus, 1758) = Phalaena fagi Linnaeus, 1758 = Stauropus fagi fagi. [9, 10]

Lobster Moth.



This species marks on the maps: 4.

Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #39. Yuzhno-Kurilsky; #40. Primorsky.

Forewing length

28—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  (Stauropus fagi)

Detailed information with references


  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - the European part Turkey - European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1].
  • Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Ireland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Corsica, Latvia , Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway (mainland)Channel Islands, Poland, Portugal (mainland), Romania, Russia, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia . [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central, Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Nizhne-Amur, Primorye, Sakhalin, Mid-Amur, Mid-Volzhsky, South Kuril, South Ural. [3].
  • The zone of deciduous forests of Europe and Asia. Mountains - at an altitude of 1500 meters. [5].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Length of front wing comes to 2.8-3 cm, the color of the wings - around the gray-brown, lighter or darker, on the front wings - a number of black spots on the back - a large quadrangular spot. [5].

General info about Imago

  • Sabine loves warm areas, flies in the beech forests, glades and edges of deciduous-mixed forest. [5].

Imago lifespan

  • End of April - the beginning of July. The second generation, if it happens, in August. [5].

General info about Larva

  • Larvae Stauropus fagi brown or dark brown, c hump on the back between the third and eighth segments and unusually long legs. [5].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Quercus, Fagus, Salix. [28].
  • Beech and other hardwood trees. [5].
  • Oak (Quercus), beech (Fagus), hornbeam (Carpinus), linden (Tilia), hazel (Corylus), Apple (Malus), hawthorn (Crataegus), Rowan (Sorbus), willow (Salix), birch (Betula). [PC93].

Larva lifespan

  • Caterpillar: June-September. [5].

Subspecies of Stauropus fagi


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Vitaly Gumenuk, Masha Gill.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

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