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Idaea biselata (Hufnagel, 1767) Species

Last modified: March 25, 2021, 2:45 p.m.

A common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Sterrhinae > Tribus: Sterrhini > Genus: Idaea > Species: Idaea biselata
Vernacular names
Schildstipspanner (NL), Small Fan-footed Wave (EN), La Truie (FR), Breitgesäumter Zwergspanner (DE)
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 18.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in one, sometimes two generations a year; from mid May till late September. They come to light and sugar.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Taraxacum, Polygonum, Plantago and Rubus

The larva lives on a great variety of herbaceous plants and on fallen leaves. Hibernates as larva and pupates between fallen leaves.

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