Diaphora sordida

Diaphora sordida is a moth of the family Erebidae first described by Jacob Hübner in 1803.[1] It is found in the Alps, the Pyrenees and the Apennines.[2]

Diaphora sordida
Diaphora sordida female.jpg
Diaphora sordida male.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Arctiinae
Genus: Diaphora
D. sordida
Binomial name
Diaphora sordida
(Hübner, 1803)
  • Bombyx sordida Hübner, 1803
  • Bombyx carbonis Freyer, 1854
  • Cycnia sordida

The wingspan is 21–27 mm. There are two generations per year, with adults on wing from April to June and again from July to August. Adults are day-active.

The larvae feed on various low-growing plants, including Galeopsis, Stellaria, Taraxacum and Plantago species. The larvae can be found in late summer. They overwinter and pupate in spring.


  1. ^ Fauna Europaea
  2. ^ Savela, Markku. "Diaphora sordida (Hübner, [1803])". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved September 26, 2019.

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