Mesogona acetosellae

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Mesogona acetosellae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Mesogona
Species: M. acetosellae
Binomial name
Mesogona acetosellae
(Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
  • Noctua acetosellae Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
  • Mesogona eremicola Staudinger, 1871
  • Mesogona segoviensis Calle, 1982
  • Mesogona rufescens Schuring, 1918
  • Mesogona acetosellae f. vorbrodti Wehrli, 1917
  • Mamestra acetosellae f. conspersa Dannehl, 1926
  • Mesogona acetosellae var. grisea Dannehl, 1929

The Pale Stigma (Mesogona acetosellae) is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in central and southern Europe, Turkey, the Caucasus, Armenia, Kazakhstan and from western Siberia to the Altai.

The wingspan is 40–44 mm. Adults are on wing from August to September depending on the location. There is one generation per year.

The larvae feed on Prunus spinosa, Quercus, Crataegus and Populus species.


  • Mesogona acetosellae acetosellae
  • Mesogona acetosellae anatolica (Turkey)

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