Geometridae: Larentiinae

08246 Gem Nycterosea obstipata (=Orthonama), (Fabricius, 1794)

BF1720 (ABH70.047)


General Information

The forewing of male of this species is orange-brown with a narrow, irregular, sometimes broken, dark central cross-band and a rather ill-defined dark streak at the wing tip. That of female has a similar pattern, but is deep brown with a small, black, white-ringed central dot and sometimes very fine, wavy whitish cross-lines. There is only minor variation.

Overwinters as Doesn't overwinter in the UK.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 12-14mm.
Flying: Arriving April-November
UK Presence: Immigrant
National status:


Warm, sunny places.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Larva Type:
Green, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs: