Menophra abruptaria

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Menophra abruptaria
Menophra abruptaria MHNT dos.jpg
Menophra abruptaria - Dorsal side - Male
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Genus: Menophra
Species: M. abruptaria
Binomial name
Menophra abruptaria
(Thunberg, 1792)
Synonyms
  • Phalaena abruptaria Thunberg, 1792
Menophra abruptaria - Ventral side -

Menophra abruptaria, the waved umber, is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is found in south-western North Africa, southern Europe and Anatolia, in the north, it is found from England to Switzerland and south-western Germany.

The wingspan is 36–42 mm. Adults are on wing from April to June. Normally, there is one generation per year, although there can be a partial second generation in summer.

The larvae feed on Ligustrum ovalifolium and Syringa vulgaris.

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