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Pennithera firmata (Hübner, 1822) Species

Last modified: May 16, 2021, 8:32 p.m.

A fairly common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Larentiinae > Tribus: Cidariini > Genus: Pennithera > Species: Pennithera firmata
Vernacular names
Hoekbanddennenspanner (NL), Pine Carpet (EN), La Corythée pectinée (FR), Herbst-Kiefern-Nadelholzspanner (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Fologne E. 1859a. Lépidoptères. Catalogue des Phalénidées. Deuxième partie. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 3: 107–132. On page 118.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly from late August till well in October. They come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Pinus sylvestris

The larva lives on Pinus sylvestris, sometimes also other conifers. hibernates as egg or young larva between the needles of the food plant or among plant debris.

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