Chloroclystis v-ata, Crete - photo © Heiner Ziegler

Chloroclystis v-ata, Crete - photo © Heiner Ziegler

Chloroclystis v-ata (Haworth, 1809)


Chloroclystis v-ata is a moth of the family Geometridae on the island of Crete, Greece.

Scientific name

Chloroclystis v-ata (Haworth, 1809)

Phalaena v-ata (Haworth, 1809)

Geometra coronata (Hübner, 1813)

Common name



Superfamily: Geometroidea > Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Larentiinae > Tribus: Eupitheciini > Genus: Chloroclystis


16-18 mm


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

Food plant

The larva is polyphagous and feeds on the leaves and fruits of a variety of plants i.e. Caprifoliaceae (Sambucus nigra), Labiatae (Origanum vulgare, Mentha, Thymus), Compositae (Achillea), Rosaceae (Rubus, Crataegus), Lythraceae (Lythrum), etc.

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

Lepiforum e. V.

Lepidoptera Mundi

Lepidoptera and Their Ecology

Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa

Plant Parasites of Europe