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Drymonia obliterata (Esper, 1785) Species

Last modified: Feb. 28, 2020, 12:19 p.m.

A local and rare species in Belgium, mainly occurring in the center and south of the country. In some places locally not so rare.


Family: Notodontidae > Subfamily: Notodontinae > Tribus: Notodontini > Genus: Drymonia > Species: Drymonia obliterata
Vernacular names
Beukentandvlinder (NL), L'Ardoisée (FR), Schwarzeck-Zahnspinner (DE)
Drymonia melagona (Borkhausen, 1790)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1837. Catalogue des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de la Belgique, précédé du tableau des Libellulines de ce pays. — — : 1–29. On page 27.




Wingspan 33-43 mm.

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in June and July and again during August and September. They come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Quercus, Fagus and Betula

The larva lives on Quercus, Fagus and Betula. Hibernates as a pupa.

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