Geometroidea

Sterrhinae

Imago
Genus
Scopula
Species
tessellaria
Author/Year
Boisduval, 1840
French Vernacular
Phalène tesselée
Annual Flight Period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Wingspan: 23mm - 29mm

Imago: Univoltine, although in really good years it can be bivoltine.  A regular visitor to light here but only in very small numbers but the species is also diurnal so can be flushed from vegetation.

Larva: Polyphagous, feeding on a variety of perennial plants, such as lucerne (Medicago satvia), heather (Erica ssp), oregano (Origanum vulgare) and dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Overwinter: As a larva

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