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Idaea emarginata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Small Scallop
70.0150 (B&F: 1712)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Geometroidea
    »Family: Geometridae
      »Subfamily: Sterrhinae
        »Tribe: Idaeini

A resident that usually occurs singly or sparingly at mv light, occasionally fairly commonly, chiefly in deciduous woods. Widespread, but missing from large areas. In territorial decline. Single-brooded, flying mainly from the second week of July to mid August, occasionally from late June or to late August. Larvae feed on bedstraw and Convolvulus. (Pratt, 2011)

Idaea emarginata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Ebernoe Common, 05 vii 2014
Photo: Dave and Penny Green
Idaea emarginata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lindfield, 15 vii 2009
Photo: Bob Foreman

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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