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Rheumaptera hastata (spear-marked black)

Synonyms: Larentia latifasciata

Wikipedia Abstract

Argent and sable moths or Rheumaptera hastata are day flying moths of the Geometridae family, with distinctive black and white colourings. They tend to live on wetlands and hillsides. The larvae spin together the leaves of their food plants (such as birch and bog myrtle) to form their cocoons. It was named argent and sable in 1778. Argent and sable refers to the heraldic color names for black and white. Their distribution is Holarctic.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
An den Ziegenböcken 996 Germany  
Avon Gorge Woodlands 376 England, United Kingdom
Beinn Iadain and Beinn na h`Uamha 1297 Scotland, United Kingdom
Ben Nevis 23023 Scotland, United Kingdom
Black Wood of Rannoch 2720 Scotland, United Kingdom
Braunton Burrows 3328 England, United Kingdom
Caithness and Sutherland Peatlands 354692 Scotland, United Kingdom
Cannock Chase 3057 England, United Kingdom  
Chilterns Beechwoods 3154 England, United Kingdom  
Claish Moss and Kentra Moss 2505 Scotland, United Kingdom
Coedydd Derw a Safleoedd Ystlumod Meirion/ Meirionnydd Oakwoods and Bat Sites 6953 Wales, United Kingdom
Eryri/ Snowdonia 48773 Wales, United Kingdom  
Fenn`s, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem and Cadney Mosses 2346 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Hohe Schrecke - Finne 14164 Germany  
Inverpolly 29349 Scotland, United Kingdom
Loch Maree Complex 38882 Scotland, United Kingdom
Migneint–Arenig–Dduallt 49343 Wales, United Kingdom
Mochrum Lochs 442 Scotland, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay Pavements 6449 England, United Kingdom
Morvern Woods 4763 Scotland, United Kingdom
North Pembrokeshire Woodlands/ Coedydd Gogledd Sir Benfro 780 Wales, United Kingdom  
Oldshoremore and Sandwood 1096 Scotland, United Kingdom    
Pöllwitzer Wald 5016 Germany  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
River Moriston 481 Scotland, United Kingdom
Roudsea Wood and Mosses 1163 England, United Kingdom
Rum 26775 Scotland, United Kingdom
Schwarzatal ab Goldisthal mit Zuflüssen 4702 Germany  
Skipwith Common 729 England, United Kingdom  
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
South Pennine Moors 160577 England, United Kingdom  
South Solway Mosses 4849 England, United Kingdom
Strensall Common 1408 England, United Kingdom  
Sunart 25320 Scotland, United Kingdom
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom
West Midlands Mosses 455 England, United Kingdom  
Witherslack Mosses 1202 England, United Kingdom
Zeitzer Forst 1040 Germany  


Prey / Diet

Alnus incana (gray alder)[1]
Alnus rubra (red alder)[1]
Betula alleghaniensis (yellow birch)[1]
Betula intermedia (dwarf birch)[1]
Betula papyrifera (mountain paper birch)[1]
Betula pendula (European white birch)[1]
Betula pubescens (downy birch)[1]
Comptonia peregrina (sweet fern)[1]
Morella cerifera (wax myrtle)[1]
Morella pensylvanica (northern bayberry)[1]
Populus balsamifera (balsam poplar)[1]
Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)[1]
Ribes nigrum (European black currant)[1]
Ribes rubrum (cultivated currant)[1]
Salix fragilis (crack willow)[2]
Vaccinium myrtillus (myrtle blueberry)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acanthis flammea (Common Redpoll)5
Acleris hastiana3
Acronicta alni (Alder Moth)5
Acronicta leporina (miller)6
Acronicta psi (Grey Dagger Moth)3
Angerona prunaria3
Archiearis parthenias (Orange Underwing)3
Biston betularia (peppered moth)4
Cabera pusaria (Common White Wave Moth)3
Calliteara pudibunda (Pale Tussock)3
Chloroclysta miata3
Coleophora serratella (birch casebearer)7
Colocasia coryli (Nut-tree Tussock)4
Cossus cossus (Goat Moth)4
Crocallis elinguaria (Scalloped Oak Moth)5
Cyclophora albipunctata (Birch Mocha)3
Drepana curvatula (Dusky Hook-tip Moth)3
Drepana falcataria (Pebble Hook-tip)4
Ectropis crepuscularia (small engrailed)7
Ematurga atomaria (Common Heath Moth)3
Endromis versicolora (Kentish Glory)3
Epinotia nisella4
Epinotia solandriana6
Erannis defoliaria (Mottled Umber Moth)3
Eriogaster lanestris (Small Eggar)5
Eulithis populata (Northern Spinach Moth)3
Eulithis testata (chevron moth)3
Eupithecia satyrata (Satyr Pug Moth)3
Eurois occulta (great gray dart)4
Falcaria lacertinaria (Scalloped Hook-tip)3
Graphiphora augur (Double Dart)3
Hydriomena furcata (July Highflyer)6
Itame brunneata3
Jodis lactearia (Little Emerald)3
Lacanobia contigua (Beautiful Brocade)4
Lasiocampa quercus (Oak Eggar)6
Leucoma salicis (White Satin Moth)3
Lithomoia solidaginis (goldenrod brindle)4
Lycia hirtaria (Brindled Beauty Moth)3
Lyonetia clerkella (Apple Leaf Miner Moth)3
Melanchra persicariae (Dot Moth)4
Melanchra pisi (Broom Moth)4
Nymphalis antiopa (camberwell beauty)6
Ochropacha duplaris (Common Lutestring Moth)3
Odontopera bidentata (Scalloped Hazel)5
Orgyia antiqua (Rusty Tussock Moth)5
Orthosia gothica (Hebrew Character)3
Orthosia incerta (Clouded Drab)3
Orthotaenia undulana9
Phalera bucephala (Buff-tip)3
Plagodis pulveraria (Barred Umber Moth)5
Poecilocampa populi (December Moth)4
Polia nebulosa (Grey Arches)3
Ptilodon capucina (Coxcomb Prominent)4
Rheumaptera undulata4
Saturnia pavonia (Emperor moth)4
Scoliopteryx libatrix (herald moth)3
Selenia tetralunaria (Purple Thorn)3
Stigmella betulicola3
Synanthedon spheciformis (White-barred Clearwing )3
Trichiura crataegi (Pale Eggar)5
Venusia cambrica (welsh wave)4


Dusona petiolator[4]
Phygadeuon alaskensis (Ichneumon Wasp)[5]
Phylloscopus borealis (Arctic Warbler)[5]
Poecile hudsonicus (Boreal Chickadee)[5]
Scambus brevicornis[4]
Scaphinotus angusticollis (Ground Beetle)[5]
Tachycineta bicolor (Tree Swallow)[5]


Parasitized by 
Dusona petiolator[4]
Scambus brevicornis[4]




Attributes / relations provided by
1HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
4Ecology of Commanster
5Making The Forest And Tundra Wildlife Connection
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