Triphosa dubitata

Triphosa dubitata, the tissue, is a moth of the family Geometridae. The species was first described by Carl Linnaeus in his 1758 10th edition of Systema Naturae. It is found from north-west Africa across the Palearctic to Japan.

Triphosa dubitata
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T. dubitata
Binomial name
Triphosa dubitata
Synonyms
  • Phalaena dubitata Linnaeus, 1758

The wingspan is 38–48 mm. Adults are on wing from August to September depending on the location.

Fig 1 larvae after final moult

The larvae feed on bird cherry (Prunus padus), Rhamnus species (including alder buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula), buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) and ash (Fraxinus excelsior).

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  • Triphosa dubitata dubitata
  • Triphosa dubitata amblychiles Prout, 1937

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