Zygaena punctum

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Zygaena punctum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Zygaenidae
Genus: Zygaena
Species: Z. punctum
Binomial name
Zygaena punctum
Ochsenheimer, 1808
Synonyms
  • Zygaena ledereri Rambur, 1866
  • Zygaena isaszeghensis Reiss, 1929
  • Zygaena kolbi Reiss, 1933
  • Zygaena dalmatina Boisduval, 1834
  • Zygaena athenae Reiss, 1933
  • Zygaena dystrepta Fischer von Waldheim, 1832
  • Zygaena cheronesica Reiss, 1941
  • Zygaena kefersteinii Herrich-Schäffer, 1846
  • Zygaena rhodosica Reiss, 1962
  • Zygaena anatoliensis Reiss, 1962
  • Zygaena vanica G. & H. Reiss, 1973

Zygaena punctum is a species of moth in the Zygaenidae family. It is found in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, the Balkan Peninsula, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia and Turkey.[1]

The wingspan is 25–30 mm.[2] Adults are on wing from the end of May to July.

The larvae feed on Eryngium species.[3] The species overwinters in the larval stage. Full-grown larvae can be found in May.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Zygaena punctum punctum
  • Zygaena punctum dalmatina Boisduval, 1834
  • Zygaena punctum dystrepta Fischer de Waldheim, 1832
  • Zygaena punctum itala Burgeff, 1926
  • Zygaena punctum kalavrytica Reiss, 1962
  • Zygaena punctum kefersteinii Herrich-Schaffer, 1846
  • Zygaena punctum ledereri Rambur, 1858
  • Zygaena punctum malatina Dziurzynski, 1903

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