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Chesias rufata (Fabricius, 1775) Species

Last modified: May 4, 2022, 1:58 p.m.

Used to be a rather common species throughout Belgium, but nowadays becomes very rare, although the food plant is very common throughout our country.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Larentiinae > Tribus: Chesiadini > Genus: Chesias > Species: Chesias rufata
Vernacular names
Zomerbremspanner (NL), Broom-tip (EN), La Rousse, la Chesias oblique (FR), Früher Ginsterspanner (DE)
Chesias obliquaria (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
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 17.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in probably two generations a year; from late March towards early October. They are attracted to light.

Observed on

The larva lives on Cytisus scoparius. Hibernates as a pupa underground.

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