Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Deileptenia ribeata Clerck, 1759
Satin Beauty

Family: Geometridae
Checklist Number: 70.264

A large moth of conifer woodland with noticeably feathered antennae, discovered on North Uist in 2012. Flies from late June - August

Scots pine Pinus sylvestris, yew Taxus baccata and several exotic conifers are the larval foodplants

Deileptenia ribeata
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