Animalia > Arthropoda > Insecta > Lepidoptera > Geometroidea > Geometridae > Plagodis > Plagodis dolabraria

Plagodis dolabraria (Scorched Wing)

Wikipedia Abstract

Plagodis dolabraria, the scorched wing, is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is found throughout Europe.and through the Palearctic East to Transcaucasia, South East Siberia and Japan. The wingspan is 28–32 mm. The length of the forewings is 16–19 mm.Forewing with innumerable fine, slightly oblique, transverse striae, no distinct lines ; the postmedian on both wings indicated by a thick dark fuscous shadeposteriorly, distally to which (especially on hindwing) there is an ill defined purplish blotch reaching to thehinder angle. — ab. atrox Zerny is a melanotic form, forewing mostly dark chestnut brown, towards the base and hinder angle black.
View Wikipedia Record: Plagodis dolabraria


Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Breckland 18652 England, United Kingdom
Burnham Beeches 946 England, United Kingdom  
Cannock Chase 3057 England, United Kingdom  
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Coedydd Derw a Safleoedd Ystlumod Meirion/ Meirionnydd Oakwoods and Bat Sites 6953 Wales, United Kingdom
Cwm Doethie – Mynydd Mallaen 10186 Wales, United Kingdom
Dartmoor 57244 England, United Kingdom
Epping Forest 3966 England, United Kingdom  
Eryri/ Snowdonia 48773 Wales, United Kingdom  
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Fenn`s, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem and Cadney Mosses 2346 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Kennet Valley Alderwoods 140 England, United Kingdom  
Lake District High Fells 66717 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay Pavements 6449 England, United Kingdom
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Richmond Park 2092 England, United Kingdom  
Roudsea Wood and Mosses 1163 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Skipwith Common 729 England, United Kingdom  
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
South Solway Mosses 4849 England, United Kingdom
South Wight Maritime 49082 England, United Kingdom
Stodmarsh 1395 England, United Kingdom
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom
Thorne Moor 4718 England, United Kingdom
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom
Tintagel–Marsland–Clovelly Coast 6004 England, United Kingdom  
Vaarunvuoret 1493 Finland  
Wye Valley Woodlands/ Coetiroedd Dyffryn Gwy 2264 England/Wales, United Kingdom

Prey / Diet

Betula pendula (European white birch)[1]
Betula pubescens (downy birch)[1]
Castanea crenata (Japanese chestnut)[2]
Castanea sativa (European chestnut)[1]
Fagus sylvatica (European beech)[1]
Quercus acutissima (Sawthorn Oak)[2]
Quercus cerris (Turkey Oak)[2]
Quercus mongolica (Mongolian Oak)[2]
Quercus robur (Pedunculate Oak)[2]
Quercus serrata (Konara oak)[2]
Salix caprea (goat willow)[1]
Tilia cordata (littleleaf linden)[2]
Tilia henryana (Henry's Lime)[3]
Tilia platyphyllos (largeleaf linden)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acleris literana (Sprinkled Rough-wing)3
Acronicta aceris3
Acronicta alni (Alder Moth)6
Acronicta auricoma (Scarce Dagger)3
Acronicta leporina (miller)4
Acronicta psi (Grey Dagger Moth)4
Acronicta tridens (Dark Dagger)3
Amphipyra pyramidea6
Angerona prunaria4
Aphrophora alni (Alder Spittle Bug)3
Apocheima hispidaria3
Attelabus nitens4
Biston betularia (peppered moth)5
Byctiscus betulae (Hazel Leaf Roller)3
Cabera pusaria (Common White Wave Moth)4
Calliteara pudibunda (Pale Tussock)4
Caloptilia alchimiella3
Campaea margaritata (Light Emerald Moth)6
Capreolus capreolus (western roe deer)4
Carcina quercana3
Chloroclysta miata4
Chloroclysta siterata (Red-green Carpet)3
Coccothraustes coccothraustes (Hawfinch)3
Coleophora currucipennella4
Coleophora serratella (birch casebearer)3
Colocasia coryli (Nut-tree Tussock)6
Colotois pennaria (Feathered Thorn)7
Conistra vaccinii (Chestnut)3
Cosmia pyralina (Lunar-spotted Pinion)3
Cosmia trapezina (Dun-bar)7
Cossus cossus (Goat Moth)4
Crocallis elinguaria (Scalloped Oak Moth)6
Cyanistes caeruleus (Blue Tit)3
Cyclophora punctaria (Maiden’s Blush)3
Deileptenia ribeata (Satin Beauty Moth)4
Diurnea fagella3
Drepana curvatula (Dusky Hook-tip Moth)4
Drepana falcataria (Pebble Hook-tip)3
Drymonia dodonaea (Marbled Brown)3
Ectoedemia albifasciella3
Ectoedemia subbimaculella3
Ectropis crepuscularia (small engrailed)4
Electrophaes corylata (Broken-barred Carpet Moth)5
Ennomos autumnaria (Large Thorn)3
Ennomos quercinaria (August Thorn)3
Erannis defoliaria (Mottled Umber Moth)6
Eriogaster lanestris (Small Eggar)6
Eudemis profundana3
Euproctis similis4
Eupsilia transversa (Satellite)5
Fagocyba cruenta5
Fomes fomentarius (Hoof Fungus)4
Geometra papilionaria (Large Emerald)3
Graphiphora augur (Double Dart)3
Herminia grisealis (Small Fan-foot)3
Hydrelia sylvata (Waved Carpet)3
Jodis lactearia (Little Emerald)9
Lithophane hepatica3
Lithophane ornitopus3
Lycia hirtaria (Brindled Beauty Moth)6
Lymantria monacha (Black Arches, Nun Moth)6
Melanchra pisi (Broom Moth)3
Nymphalis antiopa (camberwell beauty)3
Ochropacha duplaris (Common Lutestring Moth)3
Odontopera bidentata (Scalloped Hazel)5
Operophtera brumata (winter moth)4
Orthosia cruda (Small Quaker)3
Orthosia incerta (Clouded Drab)4
Orthosia munda (Twin-spotted Quaker)5
Pachytodes cerambyciformis3
Pammene fasciana (Chestnut leafroller)3
Paradarisa consonaria (Brindled Square Spot)5
Phalera bucephala (Buff-tip)7
Phigalia pilosaria (Pale Brindled Beauty)4
Phlogophora meticulosa (Angle Shades Moth)3
Phyllonorycter messaniella (Oak leafminer)3
Plagodis pulveraria (Barred Umber Moth)6
Poecilocampa populi (December Moth)5
Polia nebulosa (Grey Arches)3
Ptilodon capucina (Coxcomb Prominent)6
Rheumaptera undulata3
Saturnia pavonia (Emperor moth)3
Scolytus intricatus (Oak Bark Beetle)3
Selenia tetralunaria (Purple Thorn)6
Stauropus fagi (Lobster Moth)9
Strophedra nitidana5
Synanthedon vespiformis (Yellow-legged Clearwing)3
Tischeria dodonaea3
Tischeria ekebladella3
Tortrix viridana (Green tortrix)4
Trichiura crataegi (Pale Eggar)4
Trisateles emortualis (Olive Crescent)4
Watsonalla binaria (Oak Hook-tip)3
Zeuzera pyrina (leopard moth)3




Attributes / relations provided by
1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
2HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
3Jorrit 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.
Protected Areas provided by GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access