Geometridae: Ennominae

07547 Latticed Heath Chiasmia clathrata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF1894 (ABH70.218)


General Information

This is a highly variable species with several named forms and subspecies. The ground colour vanges from yellowish to white.


Pupates underground.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: 11-15mm.
Foodplant(s): clovers (Trifolium spp.), trefoils (Lotus spp.), Lucerne (Medicago sativa)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and July-September
UK Presence: Immigrant, Possible Resident
National status:


Open habitats, grassland, fens and heathland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 6 (0.3%) of the 1900 10km squares of Bulgaria.

Last recorded in July 2013

Recorded date range (Adult): 18 June to 18 July

Similar Species
Novo Hodzhovo, SW Bulgaria, 3rd Aug. 2017. Female.
Novo Hodzhovo, SW Bulgaria, 3rd Aug. 2017. Female.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Common Heath Ematurga atomaria

Larva Type:
Green, white, black
No. of Proleg Pairs: