Seq # 601030020

Peribatodes rhomboidaria (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: March 14, 2021, 7 p.m.

A very common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Ennominae > Tribus: Boarmiini > Genus: Peribatodes > Species: Peribatodes rhomboidaria
Vernacular names
Taxusspikkelspanner (NL), Willow Beauty (EN), La Boarmie rhomboïdale, la Boarmie commune (FR), Rauten-Rindenspanner (DE)
Peribatodes gemmaria (Brahm, 1791)
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 16.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly normally in one generation a year from mid May till late August. Sometimes a partial second generation occurs during September till late October. They come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Hedera, Taxus and Clematis
Deciduous trees

The larva lives on different species of deciduous trees and shrubs, like Crataegus and Hedera. Hibernates as a young larva on the food plant and pupates in a cocoon.

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