Lepidoptera Outer Hebrides

Family: Geometridae   Checklist Number: 70.047

Nycterosea obstipata   Fabricius, 1794


A rare autumn migrant to the Outer Hebrides this species has been found on just three occasions between 10th October - 19th November. Little is known about the larval diet in the wild though the species is unlikely to breed in the Outer Hebrides where it would be unable to overwinter