Isturgia berytaria, Crete - photo © K. Bormpoudaki

Isturgia berytaria, Crete - photo © K. Bormpoudaki

Isturgia berytaria (Staudinger, 1892)


Isturgia berytaria is a moth of the family Geometridae on the island of Crete, Greece.

Scientific name

Isturgia berytaria (Staudinger, 1892)

Halia berytaria (Staudinger, 1892)

Enconista berytaria (Staudinger, 1892)

Common name


Superfamily: Geometroidea > Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Ennominae > Tribus: Macariini > Genus: Isturgia


38-44 mm


The moth can be found in rocky areas, phrygana, macchia and other scrub with plants of the genus Genista and Calicotome.

Food Plant

The larva is oligophagous on Leguminosae (Genista acanthoclada, Calicotome) and feeds on the leaves.

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 and their Ecology

Lepidoptera Mundi

Plant Parasites of Europe