Phibalapteryx virgata

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Phibalapteryx virgata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Tribe: Cataclysmiini
Genus: Phibalapteryx
Species: P. virgata
Binomial name
Phibalapteryx virgata
(Hufnagel, 1767)

The Oblique Striped (Phibalapteryx virgata) is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is found throughout Europe.

Illustration from John Curtis's British Entomology Volume 6

The length of the forewings is 22–25 mm. The moth resembles Orthonama vittata, but has a lighter colour. The moth flies in two or three generations from April to September [1].

The larva mainly feeds on Lady's bedstraw.


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

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