Idaea politaria, Crete - photo © K. Bormpoudaki

Idaea politaria, Crete - photo © K. Bormpoudaki

Idaea politaria (Hübner, 1799)


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

Scientific name

Idaea politaria (Hübner, 1799)

Geometra politaria (Hübner, 1799)

Idaea politata (Hübner, 1799)

Acidalia abmarginata (Bohatsch, 1885)

Common name

Dusky-bordered Wave


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


14-19 mm


The moth can be found in wetlands, rivers, and marshy terrains.

Food plant

The larva is polyphagous and feeds on various herbaceous plants, 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