Camptogramma bilineata, Crete - photo © Popi Bormpoudaki

Camptogramma bilineata, Crete - photo © Popi Bormpoudaki

Camptogramma bilineata (Linnaeus, 1758)


Camptogramma bilineata is a moth of the family Geometridae on the island of Crete, Greece.

Scientific name

Camptogramma bilineata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Phalaena bilineata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common name

Yellow Shell


Superfamily: Geometroidea > Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Larentiinae > Tribus: Xanthorhoini > Genus: Camptogramma


23-30 mm


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

Food plant

The larva is polyphagous and feeds on the leaves of a variety of plants, i.e. Leguminosae (Ononis), Polygonaceae (Rumex), Rosaceae (Potentilla), Rubiaceae (Galium), Urticaceae (Urtica), etc.

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

Lepiforum e. V.

Lepidoptera Mundi

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