Geometroidea

Ennominae

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Genus
Isturgia
Species
limbaria
Author/Year
Fabricius, 1775
English Vernacular
Frosted Yellow
French Vernacular
Phalène bordée
Annual Flight Period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Wingspan: 19mm - 26mm

Imago: Bivoltine, a very local species here in France, flies in bright sunshine on warm sun-exposed slopes, it does come to light on the odd occasion.  

Larva: Oligophagous, feeding on both broom (Genista ssp) and common broom (Cytisus scoparius)

Overwinter: As a pupa deep underground.

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