Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Angerona prunaria
Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Angerona prunaria
Public Records: 6
Specimens with Barcodes: 25
Species With Barcodes: 1
Angerona prunaria is a relatively large and prominent representatives of the family. The moths can reach a wingspan of 35-45 mm, rarely up to 56 mm. the males are usually slightly smaller than the females.
The ground colour is red- to orange or yellow. There is a fine gray to almost black cross stippling and a transverse vein spot in females.The fringes have dark spots . The species is very variable. The males of this species are brighter in colour than the females, both sexes can be found in the typical plain orange form, as well as f. corylaria, which exhibits an orange band on a dark brown ground colour.
The moth prefers forest areas and is found in Central and Northern Europe, Russia and the Middle East.
The flight time is May to July.
The larva feeds on Prunus spinosa, Lonicera xylosteum , Populus tremula, Frangula dodonei and Vaccinium myrtillus.
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