Scopula turbulentaria

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Scopula turbulentaria
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Tribe: Scopulini
Genus: Scopula
Species: S. turbulentaria
Binomial name
Scopula turbulentaria
(Staudinger, 1870)[1]
Synonyms
  • Acidalia turbulentaria Staudinger, 1870
  • Scopula turbidaria turbulentaria (Staudinger, 1870)

Scopula turbulentaria, the dotted ochre wave, is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is found in southern Russia, Albania, Romania, Greece, the Republic of Macedonia and Italy and on Sardinia, Sicily, Crete, Cyprus, as well as in Turkey.[2]

The wingspan is 18–19 mm.[3]

The larvae feed on Nicotiana species, Plantago lanceolata and other low-growing plants.[4]

Taxonomy[edit]

The species was formerly treated as a subspecies of Scopula turbidaria.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sihvonen, P., 2005: Phylogeny and classification of the Scopulini moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae, Sterrhinae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 143: 473–530.
  2. ^ Fauna Europaea
  3. ^ lepiforum.de
  4. ^ Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa