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Scotopteryx bipunctaria (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: Oct. 6, 2023, 4:42 p.m.

A very rare and local xerotherm species in Belgium, only known from a few locations in the southern part of the country.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Larentiinae > Tribus: Xanthorhoini > Genus: Scotopteryx > Species: Scotopteryx bipunctaria
Vernacular names
Klaverbandspanner (NL), Chalk Carpet (EN), L'Ortholite biponctuée (FR), Zweipunkt-Wellenstriemenspanner (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 16.




Wingspan: 30–36 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


Hibernates as a part-grown larva and pupates in a cocoon on the ground.
Easily disturbed by day and later comes to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year from July till early September.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Lotus corniculatus
Host plant (genera):
Lotus and Trifolium

The larva lives on Lotus corniculatus and other species of Lotus, Trifolium, Vicia and on other herbaceous plants.

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