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Cataclysme riguata (Hübner, 1813) Species

Last modified: March 28, 2021, 3:31 p.m.

A very rare and very local xerothermic species, known only from older records in HA and NA and not seen for a very long time. Probably extinct.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Larentiinae > Tribus: Cataclysmini > Genus: Cataclysme > Species: Cataclysme riguata
Vernacular names
Kalkbandspanner (NL), La Veinée (FR), Hügelmeisterspanner (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Donckier de Donceel Ch. 1882. Catalogue des Lépidoptères de Belgique. — Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 26: 5–161. On page 78.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year; onwards from late April till June and again from July towards August. During the day they are easily disturbed from vegetation. They come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Asperula and Galium

The larva lives mainly on Galium and Asperula. Hibernates as a pupa.

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