Seq # 602950025

Thera cupressata (Geyer, 1831) Species

Last modified: Oct. 20, 2021, 9:45 a.m.

A recent addition during 2020 to the Belgian list in WV. Since 2021 also seen in LI.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Larentiinae > Tribus: Cidariini > Genus: Thera > Species: Thera cupressata
Vernacular names
Cipresspanner (NL), Cypress Carpet (EN), La Corythée du Cyprès (FR), Zypressenspanner (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Steeman C. & Sierens T. 2021. Interessante waarnemingen van Lepidoptera in België in 2020 — Phegea 49(2): 50–57. On page 52.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


The adults come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults are on the wing during June and again from mid September till late November.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Cupressus macrocarpa, Cupressocyparis x leylandii and Juniperus sabina
Host plant (genera):
Cupressus and Juniperus

The larva feeds on diferent species of Cupressus like Cupressus macrocarpa, Cupressus sempervirens, Cupressus x leylandii and Juniperus sp. and Juniperus sabina.

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