Taxon profile


Peppered Moth
Biston betularia (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Lepidoptera - butterflies and moths »  family Geometridae - Looper Caterpillars »  genus Biston

Scientific synonyms

Amphidasis betularia
Biston betularius (Linnaeus, 1758)
Phalaena betularia Linnaeus, 1758 o



Taxon in country check-lists*

* List of countries might not be complete

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Included taxa

Number of records: 7

subspecies Biston betularia alexandrina Wehrli, 1941
subspecies Biston betularia betularia (Linnaeus, 1758)

Biston betularia betularia

subspecies Biston betularia cognataria (Guenée, 1857)
subspecies Biston betularia contrasta (Barnes & Benjamin, 1923)
subspecies Biston betularia coreae Wehrli, 1940
subspecies Biston betularia fumosaria (Alphéraky, 1897)
subspecies Biston betularia sibirica Fuchs, 1899

Links and literature

CZ EN Laštůvka Z., Liška J.: Checklist of Lepidoptera of the Czech Republic [] [as Biston betularius (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 28 February 2009
EN Pest Information Wiki [Biston_betularia]

Pest Information Wiki [] [as Biston betularia (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 5 March 2016
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [445615]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Biston betularia (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012

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