Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Trichopteryx carpinata Borkhausen, 1794
Early Tooth-striped

Family: Geometridae
Checklist Number: 70.202

An uncommon Spring species found from April until May. The markings are variable and can be quite indistinct in some specimens. The rounded forewing is a useful character.

The larvae feed on various trees and shrubs including honeysuckle Lonicera,Willow Salix and birch Betula

Trichopteryx carpinata
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