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Eustroma reticulata (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: July 15, 2023, 10:49 a.m.

A very rare and local species in Belgium, only known from the southern part.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Larentiinae > Tribus: Cidariini > Genus: Eustroma > Species: Eustroma reticulata
Vernacular names
Doolhofspanner (NL), Netted Carpet (EN), La Cidarie réticulée (FR), Netzspanner (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Derenne F. 1934a. Espèce nouvelle pour la faune belge (suite) Eustroma Hbn. (Lygris) reticulata Schiff. — Lambillionea 34: 74. On page 74.




Wingspan: 20–25 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


The larva rests under a leaf by day and become active during night. Hibernates as pupa in an earthen cocoon on surface.
The moths are active from dusk onwards and later come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year; from mid June towards early September with a peak around end of July/early August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Impatiens noli-tangere

The monophagous larva lives on the leaves and seeds of Impatiens noli-tangere.

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