Seq # 601000010

Menophra abruptaria (Thunberg, 1792) Species

Last modified: Jan. 28, 2020, 5:41 p.m.

A rare species throughout Belgium.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Ennominae > Tribus: Boarmiini > Genus: Menophra > Species: Menophra abruptaria
Vernacular names
Zwartvlekspikkelspanner (NL), Waved Umber (EN), La Boarmie pétrifiée (FR), Lederbrauner Rindenspanner (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Prins W. 1983a. Systematische naamlijst van de Belgische Lepidoptera. — Entomobrochure 4: 1–57. On page 32.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

All Belgian adults have been seen in March and during July/August. The adults fly usually from late March towards June. When conditions are favourable, a partial second generation can occurs during late July and during August. They come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Syringa vulgaris and Ligusticum ovalifolium

The larva lives on Ligustrum and Fraxinus. Hibernates as a pupa in a cocoon on the food plant.

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