Hypomecis roboraria

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Hypomecis roboraria
Boarmia roboraria01.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Tribe: Boarmiini
Genus: Hypomecis
Species: H. roboraria
Binomial name
Hypomecis roboraria
(Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
  • Boarmia roboraria

Hypomecis roboraria, the great oak beauty, is a moth of the family Geometridae. The species can be found in Europe.


The wingspan is 40–50 mm. The moths fly from May to August. [1].

The caterpillars feed on oak.


  1. ^ The flight season refers to the Belgium and The Netherlands. This may vary in other parts of the range.


  • Kulfan, Miroslav; Holecová, Milada; Fajčík, Jaroslav (2006). "Caterpillar (Lepidoptera) communities on European Turkey oak (Quercus cerris) in Malé Karpaty Mts (SW Slovakia)". Biologia. 61 (5): 573–578. ISSN 0006-3088. doi:10.2478/s11756-006-0092-y. 
  • Kang, C.-K.; Moon, J.-Y.; Lee, S.-I.; Jablonski, P. G. (2012). "Camouflage through an active choice of a resting spot and body orientation in moths". Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 25: 1695–1702. ISSN 1010-061X. PMID 22775528. doi:10.1111/j.1420-9101.2012.02557.x. 
  • Simonsen, Thomas J.; Kristensen, Niels P. (2003). "Scale length/wing length correlation in Lepidoptera (Insecta)". Journal of Natural History. 37 (6): 673–679. ISSN 0022-2933. doi:10.1080/00222930110096735. 

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