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Waved Umber - Menophra abruptaria
Waved Umber - Menophra abruptaria


Waved umber
The waved umber (Menophra abruptaria) is a moth in the family geometer moths (Geometridae) and the subfamily Ennominae. In Germany (Baden-Wurttemberg), where finds were reported for the period before 1955 and after 1980 only, this species is on the Red List in "rare species and species with a geographic restriction".
Moth-butterfly - geometer moth - Waved Umber
Moth-butterfly - geometer moth - Waved Umber
This moth can reach wingspans of about 45 mm. The base colour of the forewings is reddish-brown. The upper surface of the forewings is divided into three sections by two transverse, light, wavy lines with dark edges. There is a row of dark brown spots from the centre to the outer edge of the forewing in the lower third which connects with the second line. The jagged edge of the forewing in the course also follows a wave with a. When the wings are outspread this dark edge continues on the hind wings’ upper surface - as also as the supreme line complained across the sub-wings is extended.
The hind wings are darker than the forewings. The head is bright reddish-brown and bears black compound eyes. The males have heavily feathered antennae.
Waved umber are active from April to May. From May to June, the caterpillars of the first new generation appear. They are active as butterflies in July and August. The caterpillars of the second new generation develop in August or September.

Menophra abruptaria
Subspecies5
Common namesWaved Umber
German namesLederbrauner Rindenspanner, Lederbrauner Fliederspanner
Dutch namesZwartvlekspikkelspanner
French namesBoarmie pétrifiée
AuthorThunberg, 1792
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia
Europe
North Europe (British Isles (United Kingdom (Great Britain (England (South England (Southwest England (Cornwall, Somerset, Devonshire)), East England (Suffolk, Norfolk, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire (Huntingdonshire), Bedfordshire), English Midlands (East Midlands (Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire), West Midlands (Staffordshire)), North England (Northwest England (Cheshire), Yorkshire)), Wales (Mid Wales (Montgomeryshire)))), Ireland), Germany), West Europe (Austria, France (South France (Corsica, Occitania (Midi-Pyrenees))), Switzerland, Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands), Liechtenstein), South Europe (Italy (Italy Islands (Sicily, Sardinia), North Italy, South Italy, Central Italy (Lazio (Rome))), Iberian Peninsula (Spain, Portugal, Andorra), San Marino), Southeast Europe (Romania, Yugoslavia (Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia (Republic of Macedonia)), Bulgaria, Greece (Aegean Islands (Crete)), Albania)
Asia
West Asia (Near East (Turkey (Asia Minor)))
Africa
North Africa
Tunisia, Morocco, Libya


Ecozones:

Palaearctic
West Palaearctic


CountriesAlbania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Libya, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Morocco, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom
Links and ReferencesMenophra abruptaria in faunaeur.org
Menophra abruptaria in leps.it
Menophra abruptaria in Wikipedia (English)

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1. Waved Umber - Menophra abruptaria
2. Moth-butterfly - geometer moth - Waved Umber
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Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderHolometabola
Holometabolous Insects
OrderLepidoptera
Lepidopterans, Butterflies and Moths
SuborderGlossata
InfraorderHeteroneura
SectionCossina
SubsectionBombyces
SuperfamilyGeometroidea
Inchworm Moths
FamilyGeometridae
Geometer Moths, Measuringworms, Geometers, Cankerworms, Looper Moths, Geometrid Moths, Inchworms, Carpets, Emeralds, Waves, Inch-worm moths, Looper-caterpillar moths, Measuring-worm moths, Cankerworm moths, Looper Caterpillars, Inchworm Moths
SubfamilyEnnominae
Ennomines
TribeBoarmiini
GenusMenophra
Speciesabruptaria
Menophra abruptaria
Waved Umber
AuthorThunberg, 1792
Wingspan36 mm
 
Synonyms
Acidalia petrificaria
Boarmia petrificaria
Geometra petrificata
Hemerophila abruptaria
Menophra abruptaria
Menophra barcinonaria
Menophra petrificaria
Menophra petrificata
Menophra strigata
Menophra suberaria
Menophra theobromaria
Phalaena abruptaria
 
Subspecies
Menophra abruptaria abruptaria
Menophra abruptaria canariensis
Menophra abruptaria dalmata
Menophra abruptaria maura
Menophra abruptaria murina
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