Biston strataria, Crete - photo © Luca Sattin

Biston strataria, Crete - photo © Luca Sattin

Biston strataria (Hufnagel, 1767)


Biston strataria is a moth of the family Geometridae on the island of Crete, Greece.

Scientific name

Biston strataria (Hufnagel, 1767)

Phalaena strataria (Rossi, 1794)

Geometra prodromaria (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

Common name

Oak Beauty


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


45-55 mm


The moth can be found in deciduous forests, mixed forests, gardens, parks, and shrubland.

Food plant

The larva is polyphagous and feeds on the leaves of a variety of plants, i.e. Aceraceae (Acer), Salicaceae (Populus, Salix), Fagaceae (Quercus), Ulmaceae (Ulmus), Rosaceae (Prunus spinosa, Rosa canina), etc.

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

Lepiforum e. V.

Lepidoptera Mundi

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