Scopula marginepunctata

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Scopula marginepunctata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Genus: Scopula
Species: S. marginepunctata
Binomial name
Scopula marginepunctata
(Goeze, 1781)[1]
  • Phalaena marginepunctata Goeze, 1781
  • Phalaena aniculosata Rambur, 1829
  • Acidalia apertaria Walker, 1863
  • Phalaena conjugata Borkhausen, 1794
  • Phalaena coniugata
  • Acidalia marginepunctata griseofasciata Turati, 1915
  • Acidalia marginepunctata madoniata Fuchs, 1901
  • Acidalia pastoraria Joannis, 1891
  • Acidalia subatrata Wagner, 1919
  • Scopula terrigena Prout, 1935

The Mullein Wave (Scopula marginepunctata) is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is found throughout Europe.

The wingspan is 25–28 mm. The length of the forewings is 12–15 mm. The moth flies in two generations from mid May to September.

The larva feed on yarrow and mugwort.


  • Scopula marginepunctata marginepunctata
  • Scopula marginepunctata subatrata (Wagner, 1919)
  • Scopula marginepunctata terrigena Prout, 1935


  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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