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Philereme transversata (Hufnagel, 1767) Species

Last modified: June 1, 2024, 12:45 p.m.

A rare species in Belgium with more observations in the southern part of the country.

This species is considered Least Concern according to the IUCN Red List category for Flanders 2023.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Larentiinae > Tribus: Phileremini > Genus: Philereme > Species: Philereme transversata
Vernacular names
Wegedoornspanner (NL), Dark Umber (EN), La Phalène du Nerprun (FR), Großer Kreuzdornspanner (DE)
Philereme rhamnata (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) and Philereme rhamnaria (Boisduval, 1840)
First mention in Belgium
Fologne E., Sauveur J., Colbeau J. & Peteau A. 1861. Compte rendu d'une excursion entomologique faite aux environs de Dinant et de Rochefort au mois de juillet 1860. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 5: 12–32. On page 25. view page




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


Hibernates as egg on the food plant. They are active from dusk onwards and later come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in June and July.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Rhamnus cathartica

The nocturnal larva lives on Rhamnus catharticus.

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