Seq # 600710030

Agriopis leucophaearia (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: March 12, 2021, 1:31 p.m.


A common spring species throughout Belgium.


Details

Classification
Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Ennominae > Tribus: Bistonini > Genus: Agriopis > Species: Agriopis leucophaearia
Vernacular names
Kleine voorjaarsspanner (NL), Spring Usher (EN), L'Hibernie grisâtre (FR), Weißgrauer Breitflügelspanner (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.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago


Caterpillar


Bionomics

The females are apterous. The males are attracted to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly mainly in February and March, but during a mild winter they can be seen from late December onwards.


Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Quercus

The larva lives on various deciduous trees, but preferably on Quercus. Hibernates as a pupa underground.

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