Seq # 601070010

Bupalus piniaria (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: March 23, 2021, 2:22 p.m.


A fairly common species throughout Belgium.


Details

Classification
Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Ennominae > Tribus: Bupalini > Genus: Bupalus > Species: Bupalus piniaria
Vernacular names
Dennenspanner (NL), Bordered White (EN), La Fidonie du Pin (FR), Kiefernspanner (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.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens


Specimens in nature


Flight periods

The adults fly from May towards mid July in one generation a year. They are active on warm days and later come to light.


Observed on

Host plant (species):
Pinus sylvestris and Pinus nigra var. maritima

The larva lives on Pinus, especially Pinus sylvestris and Pinus nigra. Hibernates as a pupa between fallen needles or among plant debris.

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