Gnophos dumetata

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Gnophos dumetata
Odontognophos dumetata.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Genus: Gnophos
Species: G. dumetata
Binomial name
Gnophos dumetata
Treitschke, 1827
Synonyms
  • Odontognophos dumetata
  • Ennomos daubearia Boisduval, 1840
  • Odonthognophos hibernica Forder, 1993
  • Gnophos margaritatus Zerny, 1927

Gnophos dumetata, the Irish annulet, is a species of moth in the family Geometridae. It is found in large parts of Europe (including West Russia and Ukraine), except Great Britain, Portugal, the Benelux, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Fennoscandia and the Baltic region.[1] It is also found from north-western Africa to Armenia, Dagestan, and the south-western part of the former Soviet Union.[2]

The wingspan is 24–28 mm.[3] The upperside of the wings is light chocolate-brown, slightly tending to yellow. The outer marginal area is darker brown. "Larger than stevenaria (Gnopharmia stevenaria), more brownish, with less enlarged costal spots, upperside usually with conspicuous discal dots, that of the forewing sometimes lost in the median shade. Underside without darkened distal area, postmedian line usually indicated by vein-dots."[4]

Adults are on wing in August.

The larvae feed on Rhamnus catharticus.[5]

Subspecies[edit]

  • Gnophos dumetata dumetata
  • Gnophos dumetata daubearia (Boisduval, 1840)
  • Gnophos dumetata hibernica (Forder, 1993) (Ireland)
  • Gnophos dumetata margaritatus (Zerny, 1927)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fauna Europaea
  2. ^ BOLD Systems
  3. ^ Hants Moths
  4. ^ Prout in Adalbert Seitz Die Großschmetterlinge der Erde, Verlag Alfred Kernen, Stuttgart Band 2 Die Großschmetterlinge des palaearktischen Faunengebietes, Die palaearktischen Spinner und Schwärmer, 1912–1913 in English translationonline at Forgotten books
  5. ^ Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa

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