Diaphora luctuosa

Diaphora luctuosa is a moth of the family Erebidae. It was described by Jacob Hübner in 1831. It is found in the Alps, on the Balkan Peninsula and in the Black Sea region.[2]

Diaphora luctuosa
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Arctiinae
Genus: Diaphora
D. luctuosa
Binomial name
Diaphora luctuosa
(Hübner, 1831)[1]
  • Bombyx luctuosa Geyer, [1831]
  • Cycnia luctuosa
  • Arctia lugubris Herrich-Schäffer, [1844]
  • Spilosoma luctuosa djamila Schawerda, 1910
  • Spilosoma luctuosa djamila f. janeckoi Schawerda, 1910

The wingspan is 26–31 mm.

The larvae feed on various low-growing plants.[3]


  1. ^ Fauna Europaea
  2. ^ Savela, Markku. "Diaphora luctuosa (Geyer, [1831])". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
  3. ^ Mazzei, Paolo; Morel, Daniel; Panfili, Raniero. "Diaphora luctuosa (Geyer, [1831])". Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa. Retrieved August 10, 2019.