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Hylaea fasciaria (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: April 15, 2021, 10:52 a.m.

A rather common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Ennominae > Tribus: Campaeini > Genus: Hylaea > Species: Hylaea fasciaria
Vernacular names
Rode dennenspanner (NL), Barred Red (EN), La Métrocampe verte, la Bilieuse (FR), Zweibindiger Nadelwald-Spanner (DE)
Hylaea prosapiaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
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.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


Flight periods

The adults fly in two, possibly three generations a year: from mid May till mid July and again from mid August till mid October. They come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Pinus sylvestris, Picea abies and Pseudotsuga menziesii

The larva lives on a variety of coniferous trees like: Pinus sylvestris and Picea abies. It hibernates as a small larva on the food plant and pupates among conifer needles or other plant debris on the ground.