1716 Vestal Rhodometra sacraria ABH 70.038
(Linnaeus, 1767)

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Moths Geometridae » Sterrhinae

Wingspan 12 to 14 mm.

Phenology This is principly a Migrant more prevalent in Southern latitudes (shortest migration route) Arriving from April to November. It flies mainly at night and is attracted to light.

Description Creamy winged species with pink bars forming an inverted 'V' and also pink edges to the wings. Amount and intensity of the pink pigmentation is variable

Life Cycle Apecies breedsing in southern Europe and North Africa, and the caterpillars live on knotgrass (Polygonum), dock (Rumex) and other low plants.


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