Geometridae: Sterrhinae

08183 Small Scallop Idaea emarginata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF1712 (ABH70.015)


General Information

The scalloped outer edges of the wings, fine curved cross-lines and central dots on both wings identify this moth. Some individuals have a diffuse dark central bank, but otherwise there is very little variation.


Pupates in plant debris on the ground.

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

Forewing length: 11-13mm.
Foodplant(s): bedstraws (Galium spp.), Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)
Flying: One generation, mid June-late August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Damp deciduous woodland, meadows and marshes.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Larva Type:
Brown, grey
No. of Proleg Pairs: