Seq # 602010010

Idaea aversata (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: March 25, 2021, 2:36 p.m.

A very common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Sterrhinae > Tribus: Sterrhini > Genus: Idaea > Species: Idaea aversata
Vernacular names
Grijze stipspanner (NL), Riband Wave (EN), L'Impolie, l'Acidalie détournée (FR), Breitgebänderter Staudenspanner (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Fologne E. 1859a. Lépidoptères. Catalogue des Phalénidées. Deuxième partie. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 3: 107–132. On page 131.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in two hard to distinguish generations a year: from late May till late September. They come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Galium, Stellaria and Polygonum
Herbaceous plants

The larva lives on various herbaceous plants like Rumex and Taraxacum and also on withered leaves. Hibernates as young larva and pupates in a loose cocoon among plant debris.

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