Geometridae: Sterrhinae

08059 Mullein Wave Scopula marginepunctata, (Goeze, 1781)

BF1689 (ABH70.023)

Arda valley, Eastern Rhodopi Mtns., 27th June 2012.
Arda valley, Eastern Rhodopi Mtns., 27th June 2012.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Arda valley, Eastern Rhodopi Mtns., 27th June 2012.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
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General Information

Pupates in loose earth.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 12-15mm.
Foodplant(s): herbaceous plants, Wild Marjoram (Origanum vulgare), Wood Sage (Teucrium scorodonia), Horseshoe Vetch (Hippocrepis comosa), Yarrow (Achillia millefolium), Mugwort (Artemesia vulgaris), stonecrops (Sedum spp.)
Flying: Two generations, June-July and August-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status:

Habitat

Almost exclusively coastal.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2