Eulithis populata

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Northern spinach
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Genus: Eulithis
Species: E. populata
Binomial name
Eulithis populata
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Eulithis populata, the northern spinach, is a moth of the genus Eulithis in the family Geometridae.

Distribution[edit]

A Holarctic species found in North America, Europe, the Caucasus, Transcaucasia, the Urals, Siberia, Russian Far East, and North Mongolia.

Description[edit]

The wingspan is 33–40 mm. The ground colour of the forewings is yellow (varying in ground colour from a straw yellow to orange-brown or dark brown). There is a brown central band and a brown basal patch. Adults rest with the abdomen curled up. There is a W shaped projection on the cross band.

The flight period is June to September.

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