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Epirrhoe rivata (Hübner, 1813) Species

Last modified: May 4, 2021, 9:56 p.m.

A fairly common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Larentiinae > Tribus: Xanthorhoini > Genus: Epirrhoe > Species: Epirrhoe rivata
Vernacular names
Bosbandspanner (NL), Wood Carpet (EN), La Mélanippe claire (FR), Weißbinden-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 17.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year from early May till early September. They are active from dusk onwards and later come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Galium mollugo and Galium verum

The larva lives on Galium. Hibernates as a pupa in a cocoon among plant debris.

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