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

GEOMETRIDAE

Sterrhinae

Las Descargues, 9 September 2015
Scopula ornata Adult

8045

© Robin Howard

Scopula ornata (Scopoli, 1763)

Lace Border
La Phalène ornée

Wingspan: 25-29mm

A moth with multiple generations throughout the summer flying between early may and the end of September. It is attracted to light and has been recorded from traps in or adjacent to calcareous grassland.

The larva feeds on Thymus, Origanum, Mentha and Achillea millefolium, overwinters as a partially grown larva before pupating in early spring just below ground.

 

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