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Plemyria rubiginata (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: July 15, 2023, 11:05 a.m.

A fairly common species throughout Belgium, especially in the northern part.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Larentiinae > Tribus: Cidariini > Genus: Plemyria > Species: Plemyria rubiginata
Vernacular names
Blauwrandspanner (NL), Blue-bordered Carpet (EN), La Mignonne, la Cidarie bicolore (FR), Milchweißer Bindenspanner (DE)
Plemyria bicolorata (Hufnagel, 1767), nec (Hufnagel, 1766)
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 18 (as Melanthia rubiginaria Wv.). view page




Wingspan: 22–28 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


Hibernates as egg on a twig of the food plant.

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Flight periods

The adults are on the wing from late May till September in one generation a year.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Alnus glutinosa and Prunus spinosa
Host plant (genera):
Malus, Prunus and Betula

The larva lives on different species of trees and shrubs, like Alnus glutinosa or Prunus spinosa.

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