Arichanna melanaria

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Arichanna melanaria
Arichanna melanaria.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Genus: Arichanna
A. melanaria
Binomial name
Arichanna melanaria
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Arichanna melanaria is a species of moth of the family Geometridae. It is found over most of Europe (except Great Britain, the Benelux, the Iberian Peninsula, Italy and Greece), Mongolia, east to Japan.

Arichanna melanaria on a German stamp

The wingspan is 36–42 mm. Adults are on wing from June to September depending on the location.

The larvae feed on the leaves of Vaccinium uliginosum, Vaccinium oxycoccos and Rhododendron tomentosum.

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