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Emmelina monodactyla (Linnaeus, 1758)

Имаго  (Emmelina monodactyla)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Pterophoroidea family Pterophoridae subfamily Pterophorinae genus Emmelina → species Emmelina monodactyla

Species name(s)

Emmelina monodactyla (Linnaeus, 1758) = Alucita monodactyla Linnaeus, 1758 = Phalaena bidactyla Hochenwarth, 1785 = albodactyla (Fabricius, 1794) = Pterophorus cineridactylus Fitch, 1854 = Pterophorus naevosidactylus Fitch, 1854 = Pterophorus pergracilidactylus Packard, 1873 = Pterophorus barberi Dyar, 1903 = Pterophorus pictipennis Grinnell, 1908. [9, 10]



This species marks on the maps: 2.

Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #25. Tuvinsky.

Forewing length

9—10 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

Over-wintering stage


Имаго  (Emmelina monodactyla)

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Pterophorus monodactylus [5].


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Iceland *, Ireland, Italy, Corsica, Crete, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia Turkey - European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1].
  • Austria, Azores, Albania, Balearic Islands, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Dodecanese Islands, Ireland, Iceland, Spain ( mainland), Italy (mainland), the Canary Islands, Cyprus,Corsica, Crete, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madeira, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands, Poland, Portugal (mainland), Romania, Russia, Sardinia, North Aegean Islands, Sicily , Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, Faroe Islands, Finland,France (mainland), Croatia, Cycladic, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, Gorno-Altaisk, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, the Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Krasnoyarsk, Lower Volga, Prealtay, Mid-Volzhsky, Average -Uralsky, Tuva, South West Siberian,South Ural. [3].
  • Moderate Europe. [5].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Length of front wing - about 1 cm. Wings of reddish-yellow, pale yellow or pale gray. The front wings are narrow, the rear of the three blades with a fringe, alone closing the front wings. [5].

General info about Imago

  • It flies through the gardens and sparse forests. [5].

Imago lifespan

  • Begin to fly in June hibernates. [5].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Field bindweed. [5].

Larva lifespan

  • Spring. [5].


  • Located in the soil. Color - first blood red, then brown. [5].

Overwintering stage

  • Imago. [5].


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Vitaly Gumenuk, Tom Tams.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

The species characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.



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30.01.2014 17:58, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Forewing length: No formalized data → 9—10 mm. Flight time: No formalized data → January, February, March, April, June, July, August, September, October, November, December. Caterpillar lifespan: No formalized data → March, April, May. Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Imago.

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