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Pseudopanthera macularia (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: Dec. 17, 2022, 11:52 a.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




Wingspan: 23–28 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature



They hibernates as a pupa underground or among plant debris.
The moths are active during daytime.

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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.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Teucrium scorodonia

The larva feeds on various species of low plants like: Teucrium scorodonia.

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