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Eulithis populata (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: May 7, 2024, 12:08 p.m.

A not so common species in Belgium, mainly known from the Kempen and the southern part of our country.

This species is considered Endangered according to the IUCN Red List category for Flanders 2023.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Larentiinae > Tribus: Cidariini > Genus: Eulithis > Species: Eulithis populata
Vernacular names
Gewone agaatspanner (NL), Northern Spinach (EN), La Cidarie du Peuplier (FR), Veränderlicher Haarbüschelspanner (DE)
Eulithis ribesaria (Boisduval, 1840)
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.




Wingspan: 25–32 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults are on the wing from late May towards mid-August, sometimes later.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Vaccinium myrtillus

The larva lives mainly Vaccinium myrtillus, but also on Salix or Populus.

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