Chloroclysta siterata

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Red-green carpet
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Genus: Chloroclysta
Species: C. siterata
Binomial name
Chloroclysta siterata
(Hufnagel, 1767)

Chloroclysta siterata, the red-green carpet, is a moth in the family Geometridae.

Distribution[edit]

Palearctic most of Europe to central Asia.

Description[edit]

The wingspan is 28–36 mm.The ground colour of the forewings is greyish green, with a reddish tinge. The central band is dark and may be replaced by dark wavy cross lines. The forewings have a pointed shape. This is a very variable species.

Similar Species: Adults are similar in appearance to the autumn green carpet Chloroclysta miata but C. miata has a pale central band, grey hindwings and no red tinge.

Biology[edit]

The larva feeds on Populus tremula, Salix caprea, Quercus robur, Quercus petraea, Quercus rubra, Chaenomeles japonica, Sorbus aucuparia, Rosa canina, Rosa vosagiaca, Prunus serrulata, Acer pseudoplatanus, Frangula alnus, Tilia (Linden).

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