Scopula immorata

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Scopula immorata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Genus: Scopula
Species: S. immorata
Binomial name
Scopula immorata
(Linnaeus, 1758)[1]
Synonyms
  • Phalaena immorata Linnaeus, 1758
  • Phalaena contaminata Scopoli, 1763
  • Phalaena festucaria Brahm, 1791
  • Phalaena fuscata Fabricius, 1794
  • Phalaena graminata Hufnagel, 1767
  • Geometra immoraria Hubner, 1799
  • Acidalia myrtillata Dadd, 1911

The Lewes Wave (Scopula immorata) is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is found throughout Europe and the Near East.

The wingspan is 20–27 mm. The moth flies in two generations from the end of June to mid August in western Europe.

The larva feed on various low-growing plants like thyme and oregano.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Scopula immorata immorata
  • Scopula immorata duercki Sheljuzhko, 1955

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sihvonen, P., 2005: Phylogeny and classification of the Scopulini moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae, Sterrhinae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 143: 473–530.

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