Seq # 600630010

Ourapteryx sambucaria (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: April 15, 2020, 8:37 a.m.


A rather common species throughout Belgium.


Details

Classification
Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Ennominae > Tribus: Ourapterygini > Genus: Ourapteryx > Species: Ourapteryx sambucaria
Vernacular names
Vliervlinder (NL), Swallow-tailed Moth (EN), La Phalène du Sureau (FR), Nachtschwalbenschwanz, Holunderspanner (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 15.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year, from late May till late July. They come to light.


Observed on

Host plant (species):
Hedera helix
Substrates:
Deciduous trees

The larva lives on different species of trees and shrubs, but preferably on Hedera helix and Sambucus. Hibernates as a larva.

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