Seq # 601690010

Hemithea aestivaria (Hübner, 1789) Species

Last modified: Feb. 17, 2020, 2:57 p.m.


A common species throughout Belgium.


Details

Classification
Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Geometrinae > Tribus: Hemitheini > Genus: Hemithea > Species: Hemithea aestivaria
Vernacular names
Kleine zomervlinder (NL), Common Emerald (EN), La Phalène sillonnée (FR), Gebüsch-Grünspanner (DE)
Synonyms
Hemithea strigata (Müller, O. F., 1764), nec (Scopoli, 1763)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1844. Énumération des insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société royale des Sciences de Liége 2: 1–35. On page 15.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Caterpillar


Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year; from mid May towards early August. Sometimes a partial second generation occurs from late August till September. They come to light.


Observed on

Substrates:
Deciduous trees

The larva lives on several shrubs and trees, especially Crataegus and Prunus spinosa. Hibernates as young larva and pupates between leaves.

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