Idaea ostrinaria, Crete - photo © K. Bormpoudaki

Idaea ostrinaria, Crete - photo © K. Bormpoudaki

Idaea ostrinaria (Hübner, 1813)


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

Scientific name

Idaea ostrinaria (Hübner, 1813)

Geometra ostrinaria (Hübner, 1813)

Common name

Coral-bordered Wave


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


16-21 mm


The moth can be found in xerophilous areas, usually in coastal areas, and in altitudes between 0-800 (-1300) m.

Food plant

The larva is polyphagous on several herbaceous plants, i.e. Labiatae (Thymus), Boraginaceae (Heliotropium), Campanulaceae (Campanula), Convolvulaceae, Caryophyllaceae etc. It feeds on withered plants and detritus.

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

Lepiforum e. V.

Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa

Lepidoptera Mundi

Plant Parasites of Europe