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Phibalapteryx virgata (Hufnagel, 1767) Species

Last modified: March 31, 2021, 1:09 p.m.

A very rare and local species in Belgium, nowadays only observations from the coastal area.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Larentiinae > Tribus: Cataclysmini > Genus: Phibalapteryx > Species: Phibalapteryx virgata
Vernacular names
Echt-walstrospanner (NL), Oblique Striped (EN), La Cidarie rayée (FR), Streifenspanner (DE)
Phibalapteryx lineolata (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
First mention in Belgium
Fologne E. 1859a. Lépidoptères. Catalogue des Phalénidées. Deuxième partie. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 3: 107–132. On page 111.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in two to three generations a year; onwards from mid April towards early September. Easily disturbed from out of grass by day. Becomes active from sunset and later come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):

The larva lives mainly on Galium ssp. especially on G. odoratum and other herbaceous plants. It hibernates as a pupa in a cocoon on the surface of the ground among plant debris.

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