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Callopistria juventina

Callopistria juventina (*)

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Cladus: Macroheterocera
Superfamilia: Noctuoidea

Familia: Noctuidae
Subfamilia: Eriopinae
Genus: Callopistria
Species: Callopistria juventina
Name

Callopistria juventina Stoll, 1782
Vernacular names
Deutsch: Adlerfarneule
English: Latin
日本語: ムラサキツマキリヨトウ

The Latin (Callopistria juventina) is a moth of the family Noctuidae. The species is found across the Palearctic realm.

Technical description and variation
For a key to the terms used, see Glossary of entomology terms.

E. juventina Cram. (= purpureofasciata Piller, lagopus Esp., pteridis F., formosissimalis Hbn.) (44 d). Forewing olive brown, shaded in parts with black; the veins pale, towards termen rosy and cream coloured; inner and outer lines double, finely black, filled in with rosy and followed by rosy bands, that beyond outer line broad [en] ; both lines commence on costa as white oblique strigae before the subcostal angulation; stigmata olive brown tinged with rosy, their annuli white, more prominent in the reniform, and forming a sort of hook at lower extremity externally; sometimes a rosy streak on submedian fold beyond the very obscure claviform; subterminal line yellowish white, forming oblique streaks above veins 6 and 7, followed by a pale apical patch, angled inwards above 5 and acutely outwards at 4, thence obscure; a lunulate yellowish white line before termen; the terminal area rosy; fringe chequered, ochreous and dark olive brown; hindwing ochreous suffused with pale fuscous, with broad dark terminal border, an outer line and cell spot; the Japanese form obscura Btlr. (44 d) is duller, all the rosy tints being greatly reduced in extent and brilliancy. Larva green, with whitish or yellowish oblique lunular subdorsal markings, lateral line yellowish white; all the yellowish markings sometimes edged with pink; head reddish. [1]The wingspan is 34–38 mm.
Biology

The moths flies from June to July depending on the location.

The caterpillars feed on Pteridium aquilinum.
References

Warren. W. in Seitz, A. Ed., 1914 Die Großschmetterlinge der Erde, Verlag Alfred Kernen, Stuttgart Band 3: Abt. 1, Die Großschmetterlinge des palaearktischen Faunengebietes, Die palaearktischen eulenartigen Nachtfalter, 1914Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.

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