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Plagodis pulveraria (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: June 5, 2020, 11:37 a.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




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year; from late of April till mid June and again from late July till August. They are attracted to light.

Observed on

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

The larva lives on different species of deciduous trees, like Quercus, Betula and Salix. Hibernates as a pupa among plant debris.

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