Scopula decorata

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Scopula decorata
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Genus: Scopula
Species: S. decorata
Binomial name
Scopula decorata
(Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)[1]
  • Geometra decorata Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775
  • Phalaena caerulata Gmelin, 1790
  • Phalaena cinerata Fabricius, 1781
  • Geometra decoraria Hubner, 1799
  • Geometra ornataria Esper, 1806
  • Geometra violata Thunberg, 1784
  • Idaea congruata Zeller 1847
  • Scopula congruata
  • Acidalia decorata leukiberica Wehrli, 1927
  • Acidalia violata ablutata Dannehl, 1927
  • Acidalia armeniaca Thierry-Mieg, 1916

Scopula decorata, the middle lace border, is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is found throughout Europe.

The wingspan is 20–23 millimetres (0.79–0.91 in). The moth flies in two generations from the end of May to August.

The larva feeds on thyme.


  • Scopula decorata decorata
  • Scopula decorata armeniaca (Thierry-Mieg, 1916)
  • Scopula decorata congruata (Zeller, 1847)
  • Scopula decorata drenowskii Sterneck, 1941
  • Scopula decorata eurhythma Prout, 1935
  • Scopula decorata przewalskii Viidaleppp, 1975

Scopula decorata congruata is treated as a full species by some authors.


  1. ^ Sihvonen, P., 2005: Phylogeny and classification of the Scopulini moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae, Sterrhinae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 143: 473–530.

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