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Euchoeca nebulata (Scopoli, 1763) Species

Last modified: July 4, 2021, 10:46 p.m.

A rather common species throughout Belgium, especially in the northern part.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Larentiinae > Tribus: Asthenini > Genus: Euchoeca > Species: Euchoeca nebulata
Vernacular names
Leverkleurige spanner (NL), Dingy Shell (EN), La Cidarie de l'Aulne (FR), Erlengebüsch-Spanner (DE)
Euchoeca obliterata (Hufnagel, 1766) , Euchoeca heparata (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) and Euchoeca hepararia (Hübner, 1799)
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 Eupisteria hepararia). view page




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

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

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Alnus glutinosa

The larva lives on Alnus and Betula. Hibernates as pupa.

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