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Epirrhoe galiata (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: May 4, 2021, 9:26 p.m.

A very rare and very local species in Belgium. Most observations are in the southern part of Belgium. A very tiny population occurs at the coast in Ostend (WV).
In some southern locations the species is not rare, especially in calcareous area's.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Larentiinae > Tribus: Xanthorhoini > Genus: Epirrhoe > Species: Epirrhoe galiata
Vernacular names
Walstrobandspanner (NL), Galium Carpet (EN), La Mélanthie du Caille-Lait (FR), Breitbinden-Labkrautspanner (DE)
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 18.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


Hibernates as a pupa in a cocoon among plant debris. Adults can be seen during the day, but are most active from dusk onwards and later come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from May till mid July, in most years a partial second generation occurs from August till late September.

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Host plant (genera):

The larva lives on Galium.

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