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Perconia strigillaria (Hübner, 1787) Species

Last modified: Jan. 21, 2023, 3:40 p.m.

A not so common and local species in Belgium. More observations in the Kempen and in the south of the country.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Ennominae > Tribus: Aspitatini > Genus: Perconia > Species: Perconia strigillaria
Vernacular names
Gestreepte bremspanner (NL), Grass Wave (EN), L'Etrille, La Phalène des landes (FR), Heide-Streifenspanner (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 18 (as Cabera strigillaria Esp.). view page




Wingspan: 32–41 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature



The larva hibernates as a small larva and pupates in a cocoon attached to the food plant.
The adults are active during the day and at night, they come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year: from half of May till half July.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Calluna, Erica and Ulex

The larva lives on: Calluna, Erica, Cytisus scoparia orUlex.

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