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Pericallia matronula (Linnaeus, 1758)

Имаго  (Pericallia matronula)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Erebidae subfamily Arctiinae tribe Arctiini subtribe Arctiina genus Pericallia → species Pericallia matronula

Species name(s)

Pericallia matronula (Linnaeus, 1758) = Phalaena matronula Linnaeus, 1758 = Pleretes matronula agassizi Spuler, 1906 = Pericallia matronula matronula.

Large Tiger.



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; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #25. Tuvinsky; #26. Predbaikalsky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #39. Yuzhno-Kurilsky; #40. Primorsky.

Forewing length

36—40 mm.

Primary colors

Red, Orange, Yellow, Brown/Gray/Black, White.

Имаго  (Pericallia matronula)

Detailed information with references


  • Austria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, the Soviet Union - the European part of France, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Estonia. [1].
  • Austria, Belarus, Germany, Hungary, Italy (mainland), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia. [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, Gorno-Altaisk, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, Trans-Baikal, Kaliningrad, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny-Amur, Prealtay, of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy, Primorye, Sakhalin, Average -Amursky, Mid-Volzhsky,Sredneobskaya, Tuva, South West Siberian Yuzhno-Kuril, South Ural. [3].
  • Previously I encountered throughout Europe to Asia, but is now extinct in many places. [5].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Fore wing length of about 4 cm. [5].

Overwintering stage

  • They hibernate at Great Bear caterpillar twice. [5].

Subspecies of Pericallia matronula


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Irina Nikulina, Evgeny Komarov.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

The species characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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04.07.2011 20:07, Peter Khramov

Exactly. Once again, that the formal signs are put on the principle of "if specified, then there is, but if not specified - not the fact that there is." Now to finish the description, which is more infa, not just in formal attributes. But the story is not for all time being ...

04.07.2011 15:09, Alexandr Zhakov

A very wide range of the species from France to Japan. Just here on the site indicated only European distribution. Take a look:

04.07.2011 14:56, Svetlana Aminchikova

In early July this curiosity was found by us in the most that neither is on Asia - South Western Siberia, near the city of Prokopevsk Kemerovsoy area. That is, the habitat has changed? Global warming? She had behaved very sluggish and not aktivnichal, really like unearthly-who want to approach and look to take home.Wood was the usual deciduous -bereza / aspen, shady hill slope. Visiting more went on foot, although there were no injuries wing. Snikli somehow quickly, without trying to escape into the wild, as though asleep.

25.07.2009 13:23, Peter Khramov

Photo proceeds to Pericallia matronula.

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