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Pseudopanthera macularia (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: Feb. 17, 2020, 12:06 p.m.

A rather common species throughout Belgium, but more frequently observed in the south of the country.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Ennominae > Tribus: Epionini > Genus: Pseudopanthera > Species: Pseudopanthera macularia
Vernacular names
Boterbloempje (NL), Speckled Yellow (EN), La Panthère (FR), Pantherspanner (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 17. view page




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Specimens in nature


Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year; from late April till late June. Rarely a partial second generation occurs till early August. They are active during daytime.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Teucrium scorodonia

The larva feeds on various species of low plants like Teucrium scorodonia. Hibernates as a pupa underground or among plant debris.

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