Idaea rusticata, Crete - photo © K. Bormpoudaki

Idaea rusticata, Crete - photo © K. Bormpoudaki

Idaea rusticata (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)


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

Scientific name

Idaea rusticata (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

Geometra rusticata (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

Acidalia vulpinaria (Herrich-Schäffer, 1852)

Common name

Least Carpet


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


19-21 mm


The moth can be found in warm shrubland and in xerophilous hillsides.

Food plant

The larva is polyphagous and feeds on dead plant material of a variety of plants, i.e. Ranunculaceae (Clematis), Araliaceae (Hedera), Vitaceae (Parthenocissus), etc.

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