Biston betularia - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

GEOMETRIDAE

Ennominae

Las Descargues, 31 July 2011
Biston betularia Adult

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© Robin Howard

Biston betularia (Linnaeus, 1758)

Peppered Moth
La Phalène du bouleau

Wingspan: 45-62mm

Imago: univoltine - April - July. Both sexes are frequent visitors to light and have been recorded from all sites and most habitats.

Larva: feeds on various trees and shrubs and herbaceous plants. Overwinters as a pupa.

 

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