Camptogramma bilineata

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Yellow shell
Camptogramma bilineata.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Genus: Camptogramma
Species: C. bilineata
Binomial name
Camptogramma bilineata
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Camptogramma bilineata, the yellow shell, is a moth of the family Geometridae. The species can be found in Europe and Asia.

Description[edit]

The wingspan is 20–25 mm. The colour of the front and hind wings is yellow to ochre brown (occasionally light). The Front and hind wings are covered with brown or white serrated crossbars. There are usually three or four distinct white crossbars, which may be bordered by a black line. The wing margin is black and wavy.[1]

Biology[edit]

The moths fly from June to August. [1].

The larvae feed on various low-growing plants such as chickweed, sorrel and other species from the Polygonaceae family.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The flight season refers to the British Isles. This may vary in other parts of the range.

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