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Thalera fimbrialis (Scopoli, 1763)

Имаго  (Thalera fimbrialis)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Geometroidea family Geometridae subfamily Geometrinae tribe Thalerini genus Thalera → species Thalera fimbrialis

Species name(s)

Thalera fimbrialis (Scopoli, 1763) = Phalaena fimbrialis Scopoli, 1763 = Phalaena (Geometra) thymiaria Linnaeus, 1767 = Phalaena fimbriata Hufnagel, 1767 = Geometra bupleuraria Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775 = Phalaena fimbriaria Rottemburg, 1777 = Phalaena (Geometra) albaria Esper, [1806] = ochracea Kolossow, 1936 = approximata Lempke, 1949 = tangens Lempke, 1949 = fasciata Hartwieg, 1951 = obsoleta Skala.

Sussex Emerald


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; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #26. Predbaikalsky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #28. Zabaikalsky.

Forewing length

14—15 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  (Thalera fimbrialis)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Fore wing length of about 1.5 cm. Its color is gray-green or yellowish-green. Color rear wing - the same. The front wings are two bright transverse strips, which can be more or less distinct stripe on the hind wings is only one more tortuous. In the middle of the rear wing fringe - Pull tab. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sicily, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - the European part of Turkey - European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • 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, Transbaikalia, Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Krasnoyarsk, Lower Volga, Prealtay, of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy , Mid-Volzhsky,Average Urals, Sredneobskaya, South West Siberian, South Ural. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Corsica, Latvia Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway (mainland), Poland,Portugal (mainland), Russia, Romania, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Moderate Europe. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • Imago fly from mid-June to mid-August the same. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • It occurs on fallow land field furrows and raised bogs, as well as dry heath. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • Caterpillar can occur from August to May of the following year. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Achillea, Artemisia, Bupleurum, Hypericum, Rubus, Solidago, Thymus, Vaccinium. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Various herbaceous plants, such as wormwood, goldenrod and thyme and yarrow. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Overwintering stage

  • Caterpillar. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Thalera fimbrialis


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Evgeny Komarov, Svyatoslav Knyazev.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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30.01.2014 19:30, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Larva.

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