Seq # 600510010

Apeira syringaria (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: Sept. 20, 2019, 4:06 p.m.

A fairly common species throughout Belgium, with most observations in the north of the country.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Ennominae > Tribus: Ennomini > Genus: Apeira > Species: Apeira syringaria
Vernacular names
Seringenvlinder (NL), Lilac Beauty (EN), L'Ennomos du Lilas (FR), Fliederspanner (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. view page




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year during June and July. Sometimes a partial second generation occurs during August and September. They come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Lonicera, Ligustrum, Fraxinus and Syringa

The larva lives on Lonicera and Sambucus. Hibernates usually as a young larva on the food plant.

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