Idaea emarginata

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Small scallop
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Genus: Idaea
Species: I. emarginata
Binomial name
Idaea emarginata
Linnaeus, 1758

Idaea emarginata, the small scallop, is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is found in Europe.

The species has a wingspan of 22–25 mm. The length of the forewings is 11–13 mm. The adults fly at night from June to August [1], and can be attracted to light.

The species prefers damp locations such as marshy woodland, meadows and marches.

  1. ^ The flight season refers to the British Isles. This may vary in other parts of the range.

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