Idaea filicata, Crete - photo © K. Bormpoudaki

Idaea filicata, Crete - photo © K. Bormpoudaki

Idaea filicata (Hübner, 1799)


Idaea filicata is a moth of the family Geometridae on the island of Crete, Greece.

Scientific name

Idaea filicata (Hübner, 1799)

Geometra filicata (Hübner, 1799)

Idaea levequei (Leraut, 2005)

Common name

Lustrous Least Carpet


Superfamily: Geometroidea > Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Sterrhinae > Tribus: Sterrhini > Genus: Idaea


12-21 mm


The moth can be found in xerophilous sunny slopes, shrubland, and olive groves.

Food plant

The larva is polyphagous and feeds on a variety of plants, i.e. Caryophyllaceae (Dianthus), Primulaceae (Anagallis), Rosaceae (Prunus spinosa), Veronicaceae (Veronica), etc.

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

Lepidoptera and their Ecology

Lepiforum e. V.

Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa

Lepidoptera Mundi