Seq # 600170070

Macaria wauaria (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: April 3, 2021, 3:22 p.m.


A not so common and local species throughout Belgium.


Details

Classification
Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Ennominae > Tribus: Macariini > Genus: Macaria > Species: Macaria wauaria
Vernacular names
Zwarte-w-vlinder (NL), The V-Moth (EN), Le Damas cendré (FR), Vauzeichen-Eckflügelspanner (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 15 (as wavaria). view page
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens


Specimens in nature


Flight periods

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


Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Ribes

The larva lives on Ribes, also cultivars. Hibernates as egg on the food plant.

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