Seq # 600430010

Opisthograptis luteolata (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: March 22, 2020, 2:43 p.m.


A very common species throughout Belgium.


Details

Classification
Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Ennominae > Tribus: Epionini > Genus: Opisthograptis > Species: Opisthograptis luteolata
Vernacular names
Hagedoornvlinder (NL), Brimstone Moth (EN), La Citronnelle rouillée (FR), Gelbspanner (DE)
Synonyms
Opisthograptis crataegata (Linnaeus, 1761)
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 15 (as nr. 12 Rumia crataegaria). view page
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Caterpillar


Flight periods

The adults fly in two, or even three hard to distinguish generations a year from April till October. They come to light.


Observed on

Substrates:
Deciduous trees

The larva lives on different species of deciduous trees and shrubs, like Crataegus and Prunus spinosa. Hibernates as a half-grown larva on the foodplant or as a pupa in a cocoon.

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