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Deileptenia ribeata (Clerck, 1759) Species

Last modified: Nov. 2, 2022, 2:45 p.m.

A rare species in many parts of Belgium. More observations and not so rare in the southern part of the country.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Ennominae > Tribus: Boarmiini > Genus: Deileptenia > Species: Deileptenia ribeata
Vernacular names
Satijnen spikkelspanner (NL), Satin Beauty (EN), La Boarmie du Sapin (FR), Moosgrüner Rindenspanner (DE)
Deileptenia abietaria (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 16.




Wingspan: 30–40 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


The larva hibernates as a young larva on the food plant and pupates later in loose earth.
The moths come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from the end of June till early August.

Observed on

Coniferous trees

The larva lives mainly on several coniferous trees like: Picea , Abies alba and Taxus baccata. Also found on: Carpinus betulus, Betula, Quercus, Prunus spinosa, Vaccinium uliginosum and Lonicera xylosteum.

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