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Gerinia honoraria (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: Oct. 3, 2023, 8:17 p.m.

A very rare and local xerothermic species in Belgium, rarely seen and only recorded from the southern provinces.
Nowadays only known from a few locations in NA.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Ennominae > Tribus: Campaeini > Genus: Gerinia > Species: Gerinia honoraria
Vernacular names
Eikentak (NL), La Phalène honorée (FR), Rötlichbrauner Eichenspanner (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.




Wingspan: 35–47 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


This species hibernates as a pupa.
The moths come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year from late May till late June.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Quercus, Betula, Ulmus, Fagus and Prunus

The larva lives on Quercus.

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