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Notodonta ziczac (Linnaeus, 1758)

Имаго  (Notodonta ziczac)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Notodontidae subfamily Notodontinae tribe Notodontini genus Notodonta → species Notodonta ziczac

Species name(s)

Notodonta ziczac (Linnaeus, 1758) = Eligmodonta ziczac (Linnaeus, 1758) = Phalaena ziczac Linnaeus, 1758 = venosa (Fourcroy, 1785) = monticola Dannehl, 1925 = lapponica Dannehl, 1929 = dimorpha Rangnow, 1935 = pallescens Rangnow, 1935 = Notodonda ziczac reisseri Rungs, 1956. [3, 9, 10]

Pebble Prominent.



This species marks on the maps: 9.

Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #2. Kolsky; #3. Karelsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #6. Evropeisky Severo-Vostochny; #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; #26. Predbaikalsky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #31. Yuzhno-Yakutsky; #34. Kamchatsky*; #36. Sredne-Amursky*; #37. Nizhne-Amursky*.

* An asterisk denotes a region for which the species is listed as an migrant or information that requires additional checking.

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  (Notodonta ziczac)

Detailed information with references

Taxonomy, synonyms and combinations

  • Eligmodonta ziczac. [3].


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - the European part Turkey - 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, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Corsica Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, the Netherlands,Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands, Poland, Portugal (mainland), Romania, Russia, Sardinia, Northern Ireland, 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, Gorno-Altaisk, the European North-East, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central, Transbaikalia, Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Kamchatka (?), Karelia, Kola, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhne-Amur (?) Prealtay, of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy, Mid-Amur (?) Mid-Volzhsky, Mid-Ural, Sredneobskaya, South West Siberian, South Ural, South Yakutia. [3].
  • Встречается по всей Европе, в горах до 2500 м. [85].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Длина переднего крыла в 1,8 см и темный зигзагообразный рисунок, два четких зубчика. [85].

General info about Imago

  • Зигзаг летает в парках и смешанных лесах. Встречается на полянах, в болотных и пойменных лесах. [85].

Imago lifespan

  • Бабочка дает два поколения — с конца апреля по начало июня и с начала июля по август. [85].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Populus, Salix. [28].
  • Тополь, ива и осина. [85].

Larva lifespan

  • С августа по сентябрь и с июня по июль. [85].

Overwintering stage

  • Зимует куколка. [85].

Subspecies of Notodonta ziczac


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Vitaly Gumenuk, Nikolai Vladimirov.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

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09.01.2011 19:13, Tatyana Gordeeva This species is identified correctly.

According to the latest "Catalogue of Lepidoptera of Russia" (2008), this species is now correctly write Eligmodonta ziczac

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