Geometridae: Sterrhinae

1712 (ABH70.015) Small Scallop Idaea emarginata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR08183

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

The scalloped outer edges of the wings, fine curved cross-lines and central dots on both wings identify this moth. Some individuals have a diffuse dark central bank, but otherwise there is very little variation.

 

Pupates in plant debris on the ground.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 11-13mm.
Foodplant(s): bedstraws (Galium spp.), Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)
Flying: One generation, mid June-late August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Damp deciduous woodland, meadows and marshes.

Regional Information

Recorded in 62 (23%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 14 June to 25 August


Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, grey
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2