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Pterostoma palpina (Clerck, 1759)

Имаго  (Pterostoma palpina)


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

Species name(s)

Pterostoma palpina (Clerck, 1759) = Euchila palpina = Pterostoma palpinum (Clerck, 1759) = Phalaena palpinum Clerck, 1759 = grisea Kitt, 1914 = brunneum Heinrich, 1938 = Pterostoma salicis Germar, 1812 = Pterostoma tachengensis Cai, 1979. [9, 10, 85]

Pale Prominent.



This species marks on the maps: 4.

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; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #26. Predbaikalsky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #38. Sakhalin.

Forewing length

19—25 mm.

Primary colors

Yellow, Brown/Gray/Black.

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  (Pterostoma palpina)

Detailed information with references

Taxonomy, synonyms and combinations

  • Euchila palpina. [85].


  • Albania, 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 of 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, Karelia, Kola, Krasnoyarsk, Lower Volga, Prealtay , of Baikal,Pribaikalskiy, Sakhalin, Mid-Volzhsky, Sredneobskaya, South West Siberian, South Ural. [3].
  • Вся Европа, в горах до высоты 1500 м. [85].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Длина переднего крыла — 1,9—2,5 см. На заднем конце переднего крыла — зубчик из удлиненных чешуек. [85].

General info about Imago

  • Остроголовая хохлатка летает ночью в смешанных и пойменных лесах, встречается на опушках. [85].

Imago lifespan

  • Два поколения — с конца апреля до начала июня и с конца июля до августа. [85].

General info about Larva

  • Первое поколение гусениц Pterostoma palpina живет в августе и сентябре, второе — в июне и июле. [85].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Populus, Salix. [28].
  • Ива и тополь. [85].

Subspecies of Pterostoma palpina


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