Stegania trimaculata

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Stegania trimaculata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Tribe: Abraxini
Genus: Stegania
Species: S. trimaculata
Binomial name
Stegania trimaculata
(Villers, 1789)

Stegania trimaculata, the Dorset cream wave, is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is found throughout Europe, mainly in Southern Europe, but its range has expanded in recent years.

The wingspan is 26–28 mm. The length of the forewings is 10–13 mm. The moth flies in two generations from May to September [1].

The larvae feed on various species of poplar.


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

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