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Ochropacha duplaris (Linnaeus, 1761) Species

Last modified: March 13, 2023, 1:58 a.m.

A common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Drepanidae > Subfamily: Thyatirinae > Genus: Ochropacha > Species: Ochropacha duplaris
Vernacular names
Tweestip-orvlinder (NL), Common Lutestring (EN), La Double-Ligne, le Bipoint (FR), Zweipunkt-Eulenspinner (DE)
Ochropacha bipuncta (Borkhausen, 1792)
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 10 (as Cymatophorima bipuncta Bork.). view page




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year; from late April till the end of August. In favourable years, a partial second generation occurs till late September. The adults come to sugar and light.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Betula and Alnus

The larva lives in leaves spun together on Alnus, Betula, and Populus. It hibernates as a pupa in a cocoon formed between the leaves of the foodplant.

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