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Scopula emutaria (Hübner, 1809) Species

Last modified: May 7, 2024, 4:59 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.

This species is considered Vulnerable according to the IUCN Red List category for Flanders 2023.


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.




Wingspan 19–23 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


It hibernates as half-grown larva and pupates in a cocoon among plant debris or on the ground. The adults come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from May towards August, sometimes later.

Observed on

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

The larva lives on Beta maritima or other low plants.

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