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Plagodis pulveraria (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: Sept. 23, 2023, 12:23 p.m.

A fairly common species throughout Belgium, more frequently observed in the Kempen and the southern provinces.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Ennominae > Tribus: Hypochrosini > Genus: Plagodis > Species: Plagodis pulveraria
Vernacular names
Geelbruine bandspanner (NL), Barred Umber (EN), La Numérie poudrée (FR), Pulverspanner (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 15. view page




Wingspan: 28–35 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


Hibernates as a pupa among plant debris.
The adults are attracted to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year from late of April till mid-June and again from late July till August.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Corylus, Salix, Betula and Crataegus

The larva lives on different species of deciduous trees, like: Quercus, Betula or Salix.

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