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GeometridaeInchworms
Ennominae


Biston betularia  (B. betularius)
Peppered Moth  Salt and Pepper Geometer

Phylo: 911062
Hodges:   6640
Size: WS: 45 - 62 mm
Range: (Can): NWT and all provinces except Lab.
Range: (NA): MPG range and flight data
Range: (World): Britain, Europe, Asia.
Season: (BC): May - Aug
Food: Polyphagous:  See "Hosts" link for details.
Comments: This moth gained some prominence when it was revealed as an indicator of industrial pollution in the British woodlands. In polluted areas the darker form becomes predominant, instead of the normally dominant pale colour form.




2016-06-05


2016-06-08 --- daylight


2016-06-25


2017-07-30


2018-06-26


2019-07-10



Local Data

Observations: 18 record(s)
Year(s) recorded: 2015, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2020, 2021.
First flight: Jun 05
Last flight: Jul 31
FWL: 23 - 24 mm


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ASL,  caterpillar.Atlas of Siberian Lepidoptera  (1000 Siberian Butterflies and Moths)

BOLDBarcode of Life Data Systems — University of Guelph

BGBug Guide — Iowa State University

BAMONAButterflies and Moths of North America

EFEFauna BC — University of British Columbia

EHSE.H.Strickland Museum — University of Alberta

GBIFGlobal Biodiversity Information Facility

HostsHosts Database — Natural History Museum (London)

LM (EBM)Lepidoptera Mundi  (European Butterflies and Moths)

MPGMoth Photographers Group — University of Mississippi

UKMUK Moths

WikipediaWikipedia