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Perizoma blandiata

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Perizoma blandiata, the pretty pinion, is a species of moth of the family Geometridae. The species was first described by Michael Denis and Ignaz Schiffermüller in 1775.[2] It is found from most of central and northern Europe to central Asia as far as the Khangai Mountains.

The wingspan is 19–23 mm. It is related to P. minorata but with the band between the basal and median obsolete or very shadowy (extremely pale brown) the median band very dark anteriorly but pale in the middle, except on the veins, the hindwing rather more strongly marked. — ab. coarctata Prout has the median band narrowed to a mere thread. — perfasciata form. nov [Prout]. has the median band dark throughout and appears to form a constant local race in the Hebrides.[3]

There is one generation per year with adults on wing from the end of July to August.

The larvae feed on Euphrasia species. The eggs are deposited on or near the flower buds. The larvae can be found from July to September. It overwinters as a pupa.

Subspecies

  • Perizoma blandiata blandiata
  • Perizoma blandiata perfasciata Prout, 1914 (Hebrides, Isle of Rum, Faroe Islands)

References

  1. ^ "Perizoma blandiata (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)". Fauna Europaea. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  2. ^ "Perizoma blandiata (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)". Fauna Europaea. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  3. ^ Prout, L. B. 1912–16. Geometridae. In A. Seitz (ed.) The Macrolepidoptera of the World. The Palaearctic Geometridae, 4. 479 pp. Alfred Kernen, Stuttgart.

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Perizoma blandiata: Brief Summary

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Perizoma blandiata, the pretty pinion, is a species of moth of the family Geometridae. The species was first described by Michael Denis and Ignaz Schiffermüller in 1775. It is found from most of central and northern Europe to central Asia as far as the Khangai Mountains.

The wingspan is 19–23 mm. It is related to P. minorata but with the band between the basal and median obsolete or very shadowy (extremely pale brown) the median band very dark anteriorly but pale in the middle, except on the veins, the hindwing rather more strongly marked. — ab. coarctata Prout has the median band narrowed to a mere thread. — perfasciata form. nov [Prout]. has the median band dark throughout and appears to form a constant local race in the Hebrides.

There is one generation per year with adults on wing from the end of July to August.

The larvae feed on Euphrasia species. The eggs are deposited on or near the flower buds. The larvae can be found from July to September. It overwinters as a pupa.

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