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

GEOMETRIDAE

Sterrhinae

Las Descargues, August, 2007
Scopula submutata Adult

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© Robin Howard

Scopula submutata (Treitschke, 1828)

Mediterranean Lace Border
Acidalie embrouillée

Wingspan: 20-25mm

A bivoltine or even trivoltine species flying from May to October. It is an infrequent visitor to light but has been recorded at Las Descargues and from mv lights on the Causse. A species of open, dry grassland, garrigue, maquis and rocky slopes.

The larva feeds on Thymus spp.

 

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