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Abraxas grossulariata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Genus: Abraxas
Binomial name
Abraxas grossulariata
Linnaeus, 1758
Abraxas grossulariata MHNT
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Abraxas grossulariata is a moth of the family Geometridae. It lives in Europe and North America. Its speckled color patterns have given it the common name of magpie moth. The caterpillar is about the same in color to the adult, and feeds on the leaves of shrubs such as gooseberry.


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