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

GEOMETRIDAE

Sterrhinae

Las Descargues, 22 May 2010
Scopula marginepunctata Adult

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© Robin Howard

Scopula marginepunctata (Goeze, 1781)

Mullein Wave
La Frange picotée

Wingspan: 26-35mm

A bivoltine species flying from May to September in two overlapping generations. It has been recorded from the Las Descargues traps and those situated in the rocky, calcareous meadows of the plateau and the Causse.

Larva is polyphagous on herbaceous plants Polygonum, Thyme, Origanum, Dianthus etc. Overwinters as a larva with pupation taking place in loose soil in early spring.

 

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