Abraxas grossulariata

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Abraxas grossulariata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Geometroidea
(unranked): Macrolepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Ennominae
Tribe: Abraxini
Genus: Abraxas
Species: A. grossulariata
Binomial name
Abraxas grossulariata
Linnaeus, 1758
Abraxas grossulariata -

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 may be found feeding on the leaves of shrubs such as gooseberry.