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Isturgia limbaria (Fabricius, 1775) Species

Last modified: Nov. 19, 2022, 4:42 p.m.

A fairly common species in Belgium, especially in the southern part. In some places, the species can be locally rather common.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Ennominae > Tribus: Macariini > Genus: Isturgia > Species: Isturgia limbaria
Vernacular names
Oranje bremspanner (NL), Frosted Yellow (EN), La Phalène bordée, l'Entourée (FR), Schwarzgesäumter Besenginsterspanner (DE)
Isturgia roraria (Fabricius, 1777) , Isturgia conspicuaria (Esper, 1799) and Isturgia spartiaria (Treitschke, 1827)
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 16 (as conspicuaria). view page




Wingspan: 21–28 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


They hibernate as a pupa underground, sometimes for more than one year.
The adults fly during sunny weather. They come sparsely to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in two unclear generations a year: from late March till mid August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Cytisus scoparius

The monophagous larva lives on Cytisus.

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