Biston betularia (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Geometridae)

Forewing Length: 22-28mm; Wingspan: 35-60mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? July - September (Winter) May - August
(Earliest: 1.6)

Biotopes:
Wet Forest

Hedge Rows

Beech Forest
Food:
(Larva)

Betula

Fagaceae

Several Rosaceae

Salix caprea

Salix cinerea

Cytisus scoparius

Artemisia vulgaris

Solidago virgaurea
Possible Food:
(Larva)

Populus
Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Many Braconidae Larvae

Several Tachinidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Biston betularia
Biston betularia
Nature Spot: Peppered Moth - Biston betularia
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Biston betularia
Lepiforum: Biston betularia


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