Mesotype [Perizoma] didymata (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Geometridae)


Larva

Forewing Length: 11-15mm, Wingspan: 24-29mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
(Winter) April - June
(Earliest: 11.5)
? May - August

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows

Meadows

Heath and Moorland
Food:
(Larva)
(Polyphagous)

Anthriscus sylvestris

Chaerophyllum temulum

Filipendula ulmaria

Potentilla erecta

Anemone nemorosa

Ranunculus ficaria

Stellaria holostea

Stellaria media

Geranium sylvaticum

Lathyrus pratensis

Scrophularia nodosa

Oxalis acetosella

Teucrium scorodonia

Silene dioica

Calluna vulgaris

Vaccinium myrtillus

Quercus robur

Salix caprea

Fraxinus excelsior
Possible Food:
(Larva)
(Polyphagous)

Senecio

Epilobium
Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Many Braconidae Larvae

Several Tachinidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Mesotype didymata
Mesotype didymata
Nature Spot: Twin-spot Carpet - Mesotype didymata
Lepiforum: Mesotype didymata


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