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Scopula immorata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Имаго  (Scopula immorata)

Taxonomy

class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Geometroidea family Geometridae subfamily Sterrhinae tribe Scopulini genus Scopula subgenus Scopula → species Scopula immorata

Species name(s)

Scopula (Scopula) immorata (Linnaeus, 1758).

Lewes Wave

urn:lsid:insecta.pro:taxonomy:5922

Expansion

Zoogeographical regions

Palaearctic.

Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #3. Karelsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #6. Evropeisky Severo-Vostochny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky*; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #21. Severo-Yeniseisky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #25. Tuvinsky; #26. Predbaikalsky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #31. Yuzhno-Yakutsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky*; #37. Nizhne-Amursky.

* An asterisk denotes a region for which the species is listed as an migrant or information that requires additional checking.

Forewing length

14—20 mm.

Primary colors

Brown/Gray/Black, White.

Flight time

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Larva lifespan

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Имаго  (Scopula immorata)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • The length of the front wing from 1.4 to 2 cm. The color of the wings of the olive-gray to olive-brown, all the wings extend from 4 to 5 cross-winding of the strip. The fringe on the wings of white, with brown spots. In the second generation of butterflies picture less clear, and they are smaller. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Distribution

  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sicily, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - the European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasian (?), Gorno-Altaisk, the European North-East, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, Transbaikalia, Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny-Amur, Prealtay, of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy North-Yenisei,Mid-Amur (?) Mid-Volzhsky, Mid-Ural, Sredneobskaya, Tuva, Southern Ural, South Yakutia. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Denmark (mainland), Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia , Netherlands, Norway (mainland), Poland, Russia, Romania, Sicily, Slovakia,Slovenia, Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Habitat: moderate and warm Europe. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Lifespan

  • Two generations from May to August. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Habitat for Scopula immorata serve edge of the forest, clearings and gardens. Everywhere prefers relatively warm terrain. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • C August until May. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Plantago, Hieracium and other low-growing plants. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Heather Moth eats only herbs. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Overwintering stage

  • Caterpillar. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Scopula immorata

Authors

Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Marija Jaunkunga, Irina Nikulina.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

References

Comments

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09.06.2009 20:41, Peter Khramov

Igor, thanks for the comments. As the main options put small undulating, heather - in second place (as in the literature of this option is also mentioned).

05.06.2009 20:39, Igor Rockachevskiy

I think that moths heath of Linnaeus - Ematurga atomaria, and Scopula immorata - small moth is wavy.

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