Macaria artesiaria

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Macaria artesiaria
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Tribe: Macariini
Genus: Macaria
Species: M. artesiaria
Binomial name
Macaria artesiaria
(Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
  • Geometra artesiaria Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
  • Speranza artesiaria

Macaria artesiaria is a moth of the Geometridae family. It is found from the North Sea to Mongolia and the Amur River.

The wingspan is 24–28 mm. There are two generations per year with adults on wing from the end of May to July and from August to September. In the north of the range, there is one generation per year.

The larvae feed on Salix species. Larvae can be found from April to May and again from July to August. Pupation takes place between spun together leaves. It overwinters as an egg.