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Hydriomena ruberata (Freyer, 1831) Species

Last modified: June 24, 2021, 7:11 p.m.

A very rare and local species in Belgium.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Larentiinae > Tribus: Hydriomenini > Genus: Hydriomena > Species: Hydriomena ruberata
Vernacular names
Roodachtige spanner (NL), Ruddy Highflyer (EN), La Larentie rubescente (FR), Weiden-Palpenspanner (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Berger L. A. 1945a. Espèces nouvelles pour la faune belge. — Lambillionea 45: 1–2, 9–10. On page 1.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year: from late April towards late June. Become active from dusk onwards and later come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Salix aurita
Host plant (genera):

The larva lives on different species of broadleaved willows, especially on Salix aurita and feeds at night and hides by day between leaves spun together. Overwinters as a pupa.

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