Eucrostes indigenata, Crete - photo © Paul Hopkins

Eucrostes indigenata, Crete - photo © Paul Hopkins

Eucrostes indigenata (de Villers, 1789)


Eucrostes indigenata is a moth of the family Geometridae on the island of Crete, Greece.

Scientific name

Eucrostes indigenata (de Villers, 1789)

Phalaena (Geometra) indigenata (de Villers, 1789)

Geometra fimbriolaria (Hübner, 1817)

Fidonia indigenaria (Treitschke, 1827)

Eucrostis nudilimbaria (Mabille, 1880)

Phalaena virginalis (Costa, 1841)

Eucrostes pulchra (Mariani, 1937)

Common name


Superfamily: Geometroidea > Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Geometrinae > Tribus: Comostolini > Genus: Eucrostes


14-20 mm


The moth can be found in coastal, hot, and dry areas.

Food plant

The larva is monophagous on Euphorbiaceae (Euphorbia) and feeds on the leaves.

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

Lepiforum e. V.

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Lepidoptera Mundi

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