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

GEOMETRIDAE

Sterrhinae

Las Descargues, 26 July 2015
Scopula tesselaria Adult

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© Robin Howard

Scopula tesselaria (Boisduval, 1840)

La Phalène tesselée

Wingspan: 27-34mm

Imago: univoltine - June-August. A regular visitor to light it has been recorded from open woodland traps and those along woodland margins where heathland proliferates.

Larva: feeds on Erica spp., and Pulsatilla vulgaris. Overwinters in the larval state.

 

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