Agdistis intermedia

Agdistis intermedia from the Sečovlje (Slovenia )

Agdistis intermedia is a butterfly (moth ) from the family of the spring moths ( Pterophoridae ).

  • 3.1 Flight times and caterpillars
  • 4.1 Synonyms
  • 5.1 Notes and references


The moths reach a wingspan from 24 to 30 millimeters and are gray -brown. The area between the wing folds is paler than the ground color. On the Costa loader, there are no stains, located along the dorsal edge of the wing fold four spots. The fourth spot is in this case closer to the Costa loader than the third, sometimes they are also merged.

The Valven of the male genitals and the cost alarms are symmetrical. The uncus is bilobed and symmetrical. The ninth sternite is asymmetric bidentate. The ostium of the female genitals is slightly rounded. The antrum is almost semicircular, laterocaudal it is extended by two thorn- like appendages. These are similar to those of Agdistis bennetii, they are but little developed. The Apophyses anteriores are short.

Similar Species

  • Agdistis bennetii (Curtis, 1833 ) is a closely related species which can be distinguished only on the basis of the genitalia of Agdistis intermedia.


The distribution area of Agdistis intermedia is located in Hungary and Romania, to the east it extends as far as Russia and Kazakhstan.

Way of life

The larvae probably feed on the ordinary beach Lilac ( Limonium vulgare).

Flight times and caterpillars

The moths fly from June to August, the number of generations per year is not known.



From the literature, the following synonyms are known for Agdistis intermedia:

  • Adactyla benneti var intermedia Caradja, 1920
  • Agdistis hungarica Amsel, 1955