Geometridae: Sterrhinae

1687 (ABH70.021) Lace Border Scopula ornata, (Scopoli, 1763)

KR08045

Bulgaria, June 2005
Bulgaria, June 2005
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Bulgaria, June 2005
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards

General Information

Flies from dusk.

 

Pupates on the ground.

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

Forewing length: 12-13mm.
Foodplant(s): thymes (Thymus spp.), Wild Marjoram (Origanum vulgare), herbs
Flying: Two generations, May-June and mid July-early September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Nationally Scarce A

Habitat

Chalk grassland.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Huntingdonshire.


Nationally Scarce A

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Brown, red, black, white
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2