Seq # 600170010

Macaria alternata (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: Jan. 28, 2020, 3:57 p.m.


A common species throughout Belgium.


Details

Classification
Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Ennominae > Tribus: Macariini > Genus: Macaria > Species: Macaria alternata
Vernacular names
Donker klaverblaadje (NL), Sharp-angled Peacock (EN), La Philobie alternée (FR), Dunkelgrauer Eckflügelspanner (DE)
Synonyms
Macaria alternaria (Hübner, 1799)
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 15 (as alternaria). view page
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year; from mid April till late August. They are active from dusk onwards and later come to light.


Observed on

Host plant (species):
Prunus spinosa, Alnus glutinosa and Hippophae rhamnoides
Host plant (genera):
Salix

The larva lives on various deciduous trees like Salix, Alnus glutinosa, Prunus spinosa and Hippophae rhamnoides. Hibernates as pupa in a cocoon underground.

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