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Scopula immorata (Female)
The Lewes Wave (Scopula immorata) is a moth of the family Geometridae. A very large family, it has around 35,000 species of moths described, and over 1,400 species from 6 subclasses indigenous to North America.
Many geometrids have slender abdomens and broad wings which are usually held flat with the hindwings visible. As such they appear rather butterfly-like but in most respects they are typical moths: the majority fly at night, they possess a frenulum to link the wings and the antennae of the males are often feathered. They tend to blend in to the background, often with intricate, wavy patterns on their wings.

It is found throughout Europe and the Near East.
The wingspan is 20–27 mm. The moth flies in two generations from the end of June to mid August.
The larva feed on various low-growing plants like thyme and oregano.
Source: Wikipedia

Featured in Superbly Visual on August 20/2011

Featured in Its What Moves Me on August 9/2011

Scopula immorata (Male)

Thank you All for the visit and wonderful support, so very much appreciated.
Butterfly Kisses, Johanna


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My greatest passion in photography is to capture the wonderful Butterfly. I hope you will enjoy my photos of Butterflies as much I do to watch them and to catch their beauty with my photographs. My camera is a Canon EOS 350D with a Canon Close-Up lens 250D. Thank you so much for your visit, the kind comments, the great support and the Love for Butterflies!
Butterfly Kisses, Johanna

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  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 3 years ago

    9 August 2011 – 1 image per day

    Great close up!

  • Jessica Snyder
    Jessica Snyderabout 3 years ago

    You have been featured in It’s What Moves Me

  • Hi Jessica, thank you so much for the feature.

    – Lepidoptera

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • John Holding
    John Holdingabout 3 years ago

  • Lepidoptera
    Lepidopteraabout 3 years ago

    Thank you All so much for the visit and kind support.

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeabout 3 years ago

  • Hi Robyn, thank you so much for the Feature in Superbly Visual.
    A great honor, Johanna

    – Lepidoptera

  • Carmen Holly
    Carmen Hollyabout 3 years ago

    Such a beauty. Congratulations on the Feature.

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 3 years ago

    Johanna, congratulations on your feature of this beautifully captured lovely moth !
    I imagine the markings would act as great camouflage in different settings.

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