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Pleuroptya ruralis (Scopoli, 1763)

Имаго  (Pleuroptya ruralis)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Pyraloidea family Crambidae subfamily Spilomelinae genus Pleuroptya → species Pleuroptya ruralis

Species name(s)

Pleuroptya ruralis (Scopoli, 1763) = Syllepta ruralis = Hariata ruralis.

Mother of Pearl.



This species marks on the maps: 4.

Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #3. Karelsky; #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; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #40. Primorsky.

Forewing length

17—19 mm.


24—70 mm.

Primary colors

Yellow, Brown/Gray/Black, White.

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  (Pleuroptya ruralis)

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Hariata ruralis [5].


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Crete, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, Turkey - European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1].
  • Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Ireland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Corsica, Crete Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, 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 European South taiga, Transbaikalia, Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny-Amur, Lower Volga, Primorye, Sakhalin , Mid-Amur, Mid-Volzhsky,Sredneobskaya, South West Siberian, South Ural. [3].
  • Europe, Russia (European part of the Amur Region, Khabarovsk and Primorsky Krai, Sakhalin), Asia Minor, China (including on-Taiwan), Korea Peninsula and Japan. [113].
  • From Western Europe to East Asia. [5].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Swipe KRL. 27-40 mm. Antennae simple, filamentous. The labial palps arcuate, primary and middle densely covered with brownish-white and cream-colored scales, end segment -short, thin, brownish-cream. The maxillary palps thin, act above the forehead, brown and cream. Proboscis and eyes are. The forehead is smooth, white.Crown and nape in a protruding white scales.
    Trans. KRL. yellow, with brown transverse lines: internal, middle and outer. Fringe yellowish kremovaya.Zadn.krl. and yellow, with inner and outer transverse lines. Fringe on first. KRL.
    In the lane. KRL. vein R1, R2 and R3 are free veins R3 and R4 in the general stem vein M2 and M3 razdelny.Na rear. KRL.veins M2 and M3 depart from a single point. [113].
  • Length of front wing - 1.7-1.9 cm, wings are almost transparent, with a pearly hue, with serrated crossbars. "The white legs and slim body is quite long." [5].

General info about Imago

  • Places volley - meadows, gardens and parks. [5].

Imago lifespan

  • June July. [5].

General info about Larva

  • "The caterpillars live in the leaves, rolled kulechkom." [5].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Urtica dioica, Chenopodium, Atriplex, Humulus, Filipendula ulmaria, Ribes. [28].
  • Caterpillars on herbaceous plants. Meadows and forest clearing. [113].
  • Nettles and hops. [5].

Larva lifespan

  • From August to May of the following year. [5].

Overwintering stage

  • Caterpillar. [5].

Subspecies of Pleuroptya ruralis


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

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Text data: Peter Khramov, Yuri Semejkin.

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28.01.2014 2:50, Peter Khramov Corrected data.

Forewing length: No formalized data → 17—19 mm. Wingspan: No formalized data → 24—70 mm. Flight time: No formalized data → June, July. Caterpillar lifespan: No formalized data → January, February, March, April, May, August, September, October, November, December. Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Larva.

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