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Ligdia adustata (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: May 16, 2024, 11:55 a.m.

A common species throughout Belgium.

This species is considered Least Concern according to the IUCN Red List category for Flanders 2023.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Ennominae > Tribus: Abraxini > Genus: Ligdia > Species: Ligdia adustata
Vernacular names
Aangebrande spanner (NL), Scorched Carpet (EN), La Phalène du Fusain (FR), Pfaffenhütchen-Harlekin (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 (as Melanthia adustaria Wv.). view page




Wingspan 20–25 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


Hibernates as a pupa.
The adults are active from dusk and later come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year from mid-April till late June and again from mid-July till early September.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Euonymus europaeus

The larvae live on Euonymus europaeus.

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