Seq # 602570010

Orthonama obstipata (Fabricius, 1794) Species

Last modified: May 6, 2021, 8:48 p.m.

This southern species is a rare migrant throughout Belgium, with most observations in the northern part.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Larentiinae > Tribus: Xanthorhoini > Genus: Orthonama > Species: Orthonama obstipata
Vernacular names
Zuidelijke banspanner (NL), Gem (EN), L'Escortée, la Phalène dimorphe (FR), Wandernder Blattspanner (DE)
Orthonama gemmata (Hübner, 1799) and Orthonama fluviata (Hübner, 1799)
First mention in Belgium
Capronnier J.-B. 1868. Assemblée mensuelle du 4 janvier 1868. — Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 12: lxv–xlvi. On page lxv.


This southern species is a rare migrant throughout Belgium.



Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults have been seen from April till November, but most observations are done in late summer and autumn. Seldom seen except at light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Senecio vulgaris
Host plant (genera):

The larva lives on various herbaceous plants like Senecio, Convolvulus, Rumex and Chrysanthenum. This species is not able to hibernate in our climate.

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