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The brimstone moth

Opisthograptis luteolata

Description:

The brimstone moth (Opisthograptis luteolata) is a moth of the family Geometridae.The moth sometimes flies during the day but mainly at night, and is attracted to light. The larva is brown or green with a "horn" on its back and feeds on a variety of trees and shrubs. Recorded food plants include apple, birch, blackthorn, currant, hawthorn, Prunus, rowan, Amelanchier and willow. The species, due to its complex life cycle, overwinters either as a larva or a pupa. It was spotted in Tzoumerka mountains National park, Epirus region, Greece.



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Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Ηπείρου - Δυτικής Μακεδονίας, Greece

Lat: 39.51, Long: 21.17

Spotted on Aug 3, 2017
Submitted on Aug 6, 2017

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