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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Arctiinae
Genus: Pericallia
Hübner, 1820
P. matronula
Binomial name
Pericallia matronula
  • Phalaena matronula
  • Pleretes matronula agassizi

Pericallia is a monotypic of tiger moth genus in the family Erebidae erected by Jacob Hübner in 1820. Its onlyspecies, Pericallia matronula, was first described by Carl Linnaeus in his 1758 10th edition of Systema Naturae. It can be found in central and eastern Europe, Kazakhstan, southern Siberia, northern Mongolia, Amur Region, Primorye, Sakhalin, Kunashir, northern and northeastern China, Korea and Japan.[1]

The larvae feed on Lonicera, Hieracium, Vaccinium, Fraxinus, Corylus, Quercus species and Prunus padus.


  1. ^ Savela, Markku. "Pericallia Hübner, [1820]". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  • Dubatolov, V.V. & Kishida, Y., 2004: On a distribution of Pericallia matronula L. (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae), with description of a new subspecies, based on the male genitalia structure. Tinea 18 (3): 220-229.
  • Pitkin, Brian & Jenkins, Paul. "Search results Family: Arctiidae". Butterflies and Moths of the World. Natural History Museum, London.

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