Seq # 600210010

Cepphis advenaria (Hübner, 1790) Species

Last modified: May 7, 2024, 5:25 p.m.

A fairly common species throughout Belgium.

This species is considered Near Threatened according to the IUCN Red List category for Flanders 2023.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Ennominae > Tribus: Lithinini > Genus: Cepphis > Species: Cepphis advenaria
Vernacular names
Kleine herculesspanner (NL), Little Thorn (EN), L'Epione étrangère (FR), Zackensaum-Heidelbeerspanner (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. view page




Wingspan 23–26 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

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Hibernates as a pupa underground.
The adults fly during the day in the sunshine and are easily disturbed from vegetation. They come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from early May till early July.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Vaccinium myrtillus
Host plant (genera):
Rubus, Rosa and Cornus
Herbaceous plants

The larva lives mainly on Vaccinium myrtillus, but also on Rubus and other herbaceous plants.

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