Seq # 600050020

Alsophila aescularia (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: April 23, 2019, 12:44 p.m.


A rather common species throughout Belgium.


Details

Classification
Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Alsophilinae > Genus: Alsophila > Species: Alsophila aescularia
Vernacular names
Voorjaarsboomspanner (NL), March Moth (EN), La Phalène du Marronnier, l'Alsophile printanière (FR), Frühlings-Kreuzflügel (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. view page
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Caterpillar


Flight periods

The adults fly from February till April. The males are attracted to light. The females are apterous.


Observed on

Substrates:
Deciduous trees

The larva lives on various deciduous trees, like Quercus, Crataegus and fruit trees. Hibernates as pupa.

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