The Oblique Striped (Phibalapteryx virgata) is a species of moth in the Geometridae family.


Rather similar to the Oblique Carpet, this small moth is generally greyer and samller, with grey-brown crossbars. The centre crossbar has a black dot, and the tip is sometimes slightly hooked.


Classed as Nationally Scarce B in Britain, this species is found in Suffolk, Norfolk, Wiltshire, Somerset, Hampshire, Sussex, Isle of Wight, Berkshire, Dorset, Kent and Essex, Wales but is scattered there. This species inhabits brecklands and sand dunes. There have been records from Devon and Cornwall, but none recently.


The larvae feed on bedstraws.

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