Seq # 602020020

Scopula floslactata (Haworth, 1809) Species

Last modified: Feb. 17, 2020, 7:36 p.m.

A fairly common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Sterrhinae > Tribus: Scopulini > Genus: Scopula > Subgenus: Calothysanis > Species: Scopula floslactata
Vernacular names
Roomkleurige stipspanner (NL), Cream Wave (EN), L'Acidalie laiteuse (FR), Gelblichweißer Kleinspanner (DE)
Scopula remutata sensu auct.
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.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year; from early May till late July. They come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Taraxacum and Polygonum

The larva lives on different species of low plants like Taraxacum and Polygonum. Hibernates as full-grown larva and pupates in loose earth.

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