Seq # 600410020

Epione vespertaria (Linnaeus, 1767) Species

Last modified: Dec. 17, 2022, 11:44 a.m.

A very rare and local species in the southern part of Belgium.
After a very long period with no observations, rediscovered in LG in 2020.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Ennominae > Tribus: Epionini > Genus: Epione > Species: Epione vespertaria
Vernacular names
Zoomspanner (NL), Dark Bordered Beauty (EN), L'Epione vespérale, l'Epione parallèle (FR), Espen-Saumbandspanner (DE)
Epione paralellaria (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 15 (as paralellaria). view page




Wingspan: 25–30 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly from late June till September with a peak in August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Salix repens, Populus tremula and Betula pendula

The main foodplant is creeping willow, Salix repens.

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