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Utetheisa pulchella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Имаго  (Utetheisa pulchella)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Erebidae subfamily Arctiinae tribe Arctiini subtribe Callimorphina genus Utetheisa → species Utetheisa pulchella

Species name(s)

Utetheisa pulchella (Linnaeus, 1758) = Phalaena pulchella Linnaeus, 1758 = Noctua pulchra [Schiffermüller], 1775 = Lithosia amabilis Trost, 1801 = Deiopeia thyter Butler, 1877 = Utetheisa pulchella completa Weymer, 1908 = Deiopeia pulchella bicolor Oberthür, 1911 = Deiopeia pulchella arcuata Oberthür, 1911 = Utetheisa thytea Rothschild, 1914 = nigromaculata Stetter-Stättermayer, 1939 = rubrior Stetter-Stättermayer, 1939 = rufomarginata Stetter-Stättermayer, 1939 = nigrolineata Stetter-Stättermayer, 1939 = designata Stetter-Stättermayer, 1939 = confluens Stetter-Stättermayer, 1939 = delunulata Stetter-Stättermayer, 1939 = duplolunulata Stetter-Stättermayer, 1939 = albosignata Stetter-Stättermayer, 1939 = separata Stetter-Stättermayer, 1939 = ochreomaculata Stetter-Stättermayer, 1939 = brunneomarginata Stetter-Stättermayer, 1939 = rubrogrisea Stetter-Stättermayer, 1939 = albociliata Stetter-Stättermayer, 1939 = depuncta Stetter-Stättermayer, 1939 = unipunctata Stetter-Stättermayer, 1939 = brunneocephala Stetter-Stättermayer, 1939 = Utetheisa shyama Bhattacherjee & Gupta, 1969 = Utetheisa shiba Bhattacherjee & Gupta, 1969 = Utetheisa menoni Bhattacherjee & Gupta, 1969.

Crimson-speckled Moth.



Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #3. Karelsky; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky.

Primary colors

Red, Brown/Gray/Black, White.

Имаго  (Utetheisa pulchella)

Detailed information with references


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Crete, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, USSR - the European part of Turkey - European part of France, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Yugoslavia. [1].
  • Austria, Azores, Albania, Balearic Islands, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Ireland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), the Canary Islands, Cyprus, Corsica, Crete, Latvia, Lithuania,Luxembourg, Madeira, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, the Netherlands, the Channel Islands, Poland, Portugal (mainland), Romania, Russia, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic Switzerland. [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, the European Central Black Earth, Central European, Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Lower Volga, Mid-Volzhsky, South Ural. [3].

General info about Imago

  • Красноточечные медведицы летают и ночью, и днем. [85].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Myosotis, Echium, Borago, Anchusa. [28].

Subspecies of Utetheisa pulchella


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Vlad Proklov, Grigoriy Grigoriev.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

The species characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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