Entephria flavicinctata

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Entephria flavicinctata
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Scientific classification
E. flavicinctata
Binomial name
Entephria flavicinctata
(Hübner, 1813)[1]
  • Geometra flavicinctata Hubner, 1813
  • Cidaria corsaria Schawerda, 1928
  • Larentia ruficinctata Guenee, 1858
  • Larentia septentrionalis Warnecke, 1934
  • Cidaria veletaria Wehrli, 1926

Entephria flavicinctata, the yellow-ringed carpet, is a moth of the family Geometridae. The species was first described by Jacob Hübner in 1813. It is found in the mountainous areas of the Palearctic ecozone The distribution is disjunct extending across the Pyrenees, the Alps, some lower mountains (Vosges, Iceland, British Isles) and then from Norway across the Arctic to northern Russia.

The wingspan is 27–39 mm. The ground colour is pale grey. The basal, central and outer marginal cross lines are suffused with yellow. The hindwings are pale white.

Adults are on wing from June to August and sometimes also in May.

The larvae feed on Saxifraga and Sedum species. The species probably overwinters in the larval stage.


  • Entephria flavicinctata flavicinctata (Europe)
  • Entephria flavicinctata corsaria Schawerda, 1928
  • Entephria flavicinctata elbrusensis Tikhonov, 1994 (northern Caucasus, Dagestan)
  • Entephria flavicinctata ruficinctata Guenee, 1858
  • Entephria flavicinctata septentrionalis Warnecke, 1934 (Fennoscandia)
  • Entephria flavicinctata veletaria Wehrli, 1926


  1. ^ Savela, Markku. "Entephria flavicinctata (Hübner, [1813])". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved May 7, 2019.

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