Geometra lignata Hübner, 1799
The wingspan is 23–26 mm. The length of the forewings is 11–14 mm.The ground colour of the forewings is light brownish-white. There are several almost parallel to the hind margin cross-lines . In the midfield, a narrow dark band is present. A black distal dividing line joins the apex. At the margin is a line composed of small black dots. The hindwings are paler coloured and provided with several poorly developed dark lines. All wings show a small black discal fleck.
The moth flies from the beginning of May to mid September .
The caterpillars feed on various species of bedstraw.
Habitat: prefers moist meadows, forest clearings and coastal wetlands.
- ^ The flight season refers to Belgium and The Netherlands. This may vary in other parts of the range.
- Peder Skou, 1997 The Geometroid Moths of North Europe: Lepidoptera - Drepanidae and Geometridae (Entomonograph) Brill Archive ISBN 978-90-04-07859-8
- Prout , L.B. 1912–16. Geometridae. In A. Seitz (ed.) The Macrolepidoptera of the World. The Palaearctic Geometridae, 4. 479 pp. Alfred Kernen, Stuttgart.
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