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Pelurga comitata (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: May 6, 2021, 9:51 p.m.

A not so common species in the northern part of Belgium, elsewhere rare.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Larentiinae > Tribus: Larentiini > Genus: Pelurga > Species: Pelurga comitata
Vernacular names
Kajatehoutspanner (NL), Dark Spinach (EN), La Cidarie accompagnée, la Phalène de la Patte-d'Oie (FR), Melden-Blattspanner (DE)
Pelurga chenopodiata sensu auct.
First mention in Belgium
Fologne E. 1859a. Lépidoptères. Catalogue des Phalénidées. Deuxième partie. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 3: 107–132. On page 117.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly usually in one generation a year; from mid June towards mid September. They are active from dusk onwards and later come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Atriplex and Chenopodium

The larva feeds at night on Atriplex and Chenopodium. Hibernates as a pupa in the ground.

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