Seq # 602810010

Chloroclysta miata (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: June 17, 2023, 4:28 p.m.

A very rare and local species in Belgium, only known from the southern provinces.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Larentiinae > Tribus: Cidariini > Genus: Chloroclysta > Species: Chloroclysta miata
Vernacular names
Herfstpapegaaitje (NL), Autumn Green Carpet (EN), La Cidarie fasciée (FR), Bläulichgrüner Heidelbeer-Blattspanner (DE)
Chloroclysta miaria (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) and Chloroclysta coraciaria (Hübner, 1799)
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 16.




Wingspan: 30–35 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


After mating in autumn, the males all die and only the females hibernate.
They come to light and sugar and visits sallow catkins in spring.
Hibernates as imago. It pupates among plant debris.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from late August till well into November. Depending on mild weather, the females fly again from February, but usually from end of March till May, very exceptional to early June.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Sorbus aucuparia
Host plant (genera):
Salix, Betula and Quercus
Deciduous trees

The larva lives on various deciduous trees, especially on Betula and Salix and shrubs like Vaccinium.

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