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

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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
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."
Wingspan 30-34 mm. (2)
Adult - sexually dimorphic.
Larva - pale green or brown with dark cross-shaped markings.
Open areas in woodland.
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