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Species Spargania luctuata - White-banded Carpet - Hodges#7313

Spargania luctuata White-banded Carpet - Spargania luctuata Spargania luctuata - Hodges #7313 - Spargania luctuata White-banded Carpet - Spargania luctuata Moth - Spargania luctuata Dew-covered Moth - Spargania luctuata Spargania luctuata? - Spargania luctuata Spargania luctuata? - Spargania luctuata
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Geometroidea (Geometrid and Swallowtail Moths)
Family Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Subfamily Larentiinae
Tribe Hydriomenini
Genus Spargania
Species luctuata (White-banded Carpet - Hodges#7313)
Hodges Number
7313
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Spargania luctuata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometra luctuata Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #910156.00
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet likely from Latin luctus meaning "mournful, grieving."
Size
Wingspan 30-34 mm. (2)
Identification
Adult - sexually dimorphic.
Larva - pale green or brown with dark cross-shaped markings.
Habitat
Open areas in woodland.
Food
Fireweed Epilobium angustifolium (Onagraceae). (3)
Print References
Denis, M. & I. Schiffermüller, 1775. Systematisches Verzeichniß der Schmetterlinge der Wienergegend: 316. (1)
Internet References
Moths of Suffolk (United Kingdom) - common name, size, habitat, food