Agriopis bajaria, Crete - photo © Fotis Samaritakis

Agriopis bajaria, Crete - photo © Fotis Samaritakis

Agriopis bajaria (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)


Agriopis bajaria is a moth of the family Geometridae on the island of Crete, Greece.

Scientific name

Agriopis bajaria (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

Geometra bajaria (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) 

Agriopis aerugaria (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

Cryopega legrasi (Dumont, 1925)

Common name

Messenger Moth


Superfamily: Geometroidea > Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Ennominae > Tribus: Boarmiini > Genus: Agriopis


Female (apterous): 12-14 mm

Male: 30-32 mm


Agriopis bajaria can be found in warm shrublands, gardens, parks, sunny slopes, mixed and deciduous forests.

Food plant

The larva is polyphagous and feeds on the leaves of a variety of plants, i.e. Leguminosae (Calicotome villosa, Cytisus), Oleaceae (Ligustrum vulgare), Rosaceae (Crataegus, Malus, Prunus, Rosa canina, Rubus fruticosus), etc.

Flight period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Lepiforum e. V.

Lepidoptera Mundi

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