Geometridae: Larentiinae

08309 Shoulder Stripe Earophila badiata (=Anticlea), ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

BF1746 (ABH70.066)


General Information

This species has a brown or dark brown forewing with a slightly hooked tip. The central crossband is generally lighter than the ground colour and is usually edged in black. Occasionally there are white patches on the trailing edge of the forewing.


Pupates in loose earth.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 14-18mm.
Foodplant(s): Dog-rose (Rosa canina), Wild Rose (Rosa acicularis)
Flying: One generation, late February-April
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Woodland, hedgerows, scrub and gardens.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

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