Seq # 601310020

Aspitates ochrearia (Rossi, 1794) Species

Last modified: Oct. 4, 2023, 6:25 p.m.

A very rare and local species in the northern part of Belgium.
Hitherto mainly known from the coastal area and the Scheldt estuary.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Ennominae > Tribus: Aspitatini > Genus: Aspitates > Subgenus: Napuca > Species: Aspitates ochrearia
Vernacular names
Gele kustspanner (NL), Yellow Belle (EN), L'Aspilate ochracée (FR), Gelber Küstenspanner (DE)
Aspitates citraria (Hübner,[1799)
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.




Wingspan: 25–31 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


The larva hibernates on the food plant or on other plants growing in the grassland vegetation.
The adults are easily disturbed during the day from out of vegetation. On warm days, they fly during daytime.
They are attracted to light in small numbers.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one, sometimes two generations a year from the end of April till the end of August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Daucus carota, Plantago coronopus and Crepis polymorpha
Herbaceous plants

The larva lives mainly on Plantago coronopus, but also on other low plants.

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