Seq # 602750010

Hydriomena furcata (Thunberg, 1784) Species

Last modified: Aug. 18, 2020, 8:57 p.m.

A common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Larentiinae > Tribus: Hydriomenini > Genus: Hydriomena > Species: Hydriomena furcata
Vernacular names
Variabele spanner (NL), July Highflyer (EN), La Larentie lavée (FR), Heidelbeer-Palpenspanner (DE)
Hydriomena elutata (Hübner, 1799)
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 17.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

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

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Vaccinium myrtillus
Host plant (genera):
Salix, Calluna and Corylus

The larva lives on Salix, Vaccinium myrtillus and other shrubs. Hibernates as egg on the food plant.

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