Seq # 603540010

Pasiphila chloerata (Mabille, 1870) Species

Last modified: Oct. 13, 2021, 9:06 a.m.

A rather rare species throughout Belgium, mainly observed in the north of the country.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Larentiinae > Tribus: Eupitheciini > Genus: Pasiphila > Species: Pasiphila chloerata
Vernacular names
Sleedoorndwergspanner (NL), Sloe Pug (EN), L'Eupithécie carrée (FR), Schlehen-Blütenspanner (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Van Schepdael J. 1961. Faunistique de la Belgique. — Linneana belgica 1: 93–94. On page 94.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year during May and June. They readily come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Prunus spinosa

The larva lives on the flower buds and spun flowers of Prunus spinosa, sometimes also on Amelanchier. Hibernates as an egg on the food plants.

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