Seq # 600160010

Isturgia famula (Esper, 1787) Species

Last modified: April 3, 2021, 2:28 p.m.

Only known from scarce observations before 1980 in NA and LX. Declining rapidly in whole Europe.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Ennominae > Tribus: Macariini > Genus: Isturgia > Species: Isturgia famula
Vernacular names
Getekende bremspanner (NL), La Fidonie du Genêt (FR), Gebänderter Besenginsterspanner (DE)
Isturgia concordaria (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 (as concordaria). view page




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year during May and June. They fly during sunny weather. They don't come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Genista, Ulex and Sarothamnus

The larva lives on Cytisus, Genista and Sarothamnus. Hibernates as a pupa underground.

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