Seq # 600130010

Lomaspilis marginata (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: Sept. 3, 2019, 8:19 p.m.


A very common species throughout Belgium.


Details

Classification
Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Ennominae > Tribus: Cassymini > Genus: Lomaspilis > Species: Lomaspilis marginata
Vernacular names
Gerande spanner (NL), Clouded Border (EN), La Bordure entrecoupée, la Marginée (FR), Vogelschmeiß-Spanner, Schwarzrand-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 17 (as marginaria). view page
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Caterpillar


Flight periods

The adults fly in several generations a year; from mid April till late August. They come to light.


Observed on

Host plant (species):
Populus tremula
Host plant (genera):
Salix and Populus

The larva lives on different species of deciduous trees, but mainly on Salix and Populus, especially on Populus tremula. Hibernates as pupa underground.

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