Thera juniperata orcadensis Cockayne, 1950:27

Hoy Island juniper looper moth



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Thera orcadensis Cockayne, 1950


Recognised as a valid subspecies by (Scoble, 1999). Synonymised with the nominate subspecies by (Hausmann & Viidalepp, 2013).


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)



Orkneys, Great Britain


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Cockayne, E. A. (1950). Thera juniperata, L., ssp. orcadensis. The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation 62(3): 27-28.


Other references:

Hausmann, Axel and Viidalepp, Jaan. (2012). Larentinae I. In: Hausmann, Axel (ed.). The Geometrid Moths of Europe 3: 1-743. Denmark: Apollo Books.

Scoble, M. J. (ed.), M. S. Parsons, M. R. Honey, L. M. Pitkin, and B. R. Pitkin. 1999. Geometrid moths of the world: a catalogue. Volumes 1 and 2: 1016 pp. + index 129 pp. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia.


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