Zygaena angelicae

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Zygaena angelicae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Zygaenidae
Genus: Zygaena
Species: Z. angelicae
Binomial name
Zygaena angelicae
Ochsenheimer, 1808
Synonyms
  • Zygaena latipennis Herrich-Schäffer, 1852
  • Zygaena elegans Burgeff, 1913
  • Zygaena sheljuzhkoiana Holik & Reiss, 1932

Zygaena angelicae is a species of moth in the Zygaenidae family. It is found in Central Europe, from Greece to southern Germany and Thuringia.[1]

The wingspan is 30–33 mm. Adults are on wing from July to mid August on one generation per year.

The larvae feed on Coronilla coronata and sometimes Securigera varia and possibly Lotus corniculatus. The species overwinters in the larval stage. Larvae can be found from September and, after overwintering, to June of the following year.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Zygaena angelicae angelicae
  • Zygaena angelicae angelicotransalpina Daniel, 1954
  • Zygaena angelicae elegans Burgeff, 1913
  • Zygaena angelicae herzegowinensis Reiss, 1922
  • Zygaena angelicae rhatisbonensis Burgeff, 1914
  • Zygaena angelicae ternovanensis Koch, 1938

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