´╗┐ Scopula nigropunctata - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

GEOMETRIDAE

Sterrhinae

Las Descargues, 25 June 2015
Scopula nigropunctata Adult

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© Robin Howard

Scopula nigropunctata (Hufnagel, 1767)

Sub-angled Wave
L'Acidalie Útrille

Wingspan: 28-32mm

A bivoltine species in the south but a scarce visitor to the lights at Las Descargues. A species of woodland rides and floristically-rich meadow of the plateau.

Larvae are thought to be polyphagous on Clematis, Lonicera, Rubus, Linaria, Viola, Alnus, Acer, Corylus spp. etc. Overwinters in the larval stage with pupation taking place in early Spring between leaves or below ground.

 

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