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Scopula emutaria (Hübner, 1809) Species

Last modified: Feb. 17, 2020, 7:35 p.m.

A very rare and very local species in Belgium, mainly known from the coast. Other observations outside this area are probably vagrants or tiny populations.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Sterrhinae > Tribus: Scopulini > Genus: Scopula > Subgenus: Calothysanis > Species: Scopula emutaria
Vernacular names
Witroze stipspanner (NL), Rosy Wave (EN), L'Acidalie des sables (FR), Küstendünen-Kleinspanner (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Legrain A. 1971. Espèces nouvelles pour la faune belge (suite). — Lambillionea 70 (1970): 83–90. On page 86.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in June and July, sometimes till August. They come occasionally to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Beta vulgaris L. var. maritima
Host plant (genera):

The larva lives on Beta maritima and other low plants. Hibernates as half-grown larva and pupates in a cocoon among plant debris or on the ground.

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