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

GEOMETRIDAE

Sterrhinae

Las Descargues, 14 June 2010
Scopula immutata Adult

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© Robin Howard

Scopula immutata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Lesser Cream Wave
La Phalène des pâturages

Wingspan: 25-28mm

A univoltine species flying from June to August. It is an occasional visitor to light but is rarely recorded at the Las Descargues traps although it is more commonly taken from those in the Bave valley. A species of damp meadows and river valleys.

The larva feeds on Filipendula, Primula, Viola, Leontodon, Valeriana etc., overwintering in the larval state before pupating in early spring.

 

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