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

GEOMETRIDAE

Sterrhinae

Las Descargues, 16 May 2010
Idaea degeneraria Adult

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© Robin Howard

Idaea degeneraria (Hübner, 1799)

Portland Ribbon Wave
L'Acidalie dégénérée

Wingspan: 21-26mm

A bivoltine moth, possibly trivoltine flying from April to June and again from July to October. A common species and a frequent visitor to light. Recorded from rough grassland and woodland margins.

Te larvae are polyphagous on herbaceous plants, overwintering as partially grown larvae.

 

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