Spanish Carpet Scotopteryx peribolata
Spanish Carpet Scotopteryx peribolata
Adult • Guernsey, Channel Islands • © Mark Lawlor

70.042 BF1730
Spanish Carpet Scotopteryx peribolata

(Hübner, [1817])


Wingspan 28-33 mm. This attractive geometer is resident in the Channel Islands, but otherwise only occurs sporadically as an immigrant along the south coast of England.

The adult moths occur in August and September and can be flushed in the daytime from the foodplant.

The caterpillars are greyish and feed on broom (Cytisus).

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