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Chloroclysta siterata (Hufnagel, 1767) Species

Last modified: Oct. 7, 2022, 12:44 p.m.

A rather common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Larentiinae > Tribus: Cidariini > Genus: Chloroclysta > Species: Chloroclysta siterata
Vernacular names
Papegaaitje (NL), Red-green Carpet (EN), La Cidarie à bandes vertes (FR), Olivgrüner Bindenspanner (DE)
Chloroclysta psittacata (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.




Wingspan: 30–36 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly from early September till well into November and sometimes when conditions are mild even till late December. After mating in autumn, the males all die and only the females hibernate. Depending on mild weather, the females fly again from February, but usually from end of March till May. They come to light and especially to sugar

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Sorbus aucuparia
Host plant (genera):
Deciduous trees

The larva lives on various deciduous trees, like: Quercus or Sorbus aucuparia.
It pupates among plant debris. Hibernates as imago.

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