Geometridae: Larentiinae

08456 Small Rivulet Perizoma alchemillata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF1803 (ABH70.133)


General Information

This species is slightly smaller than the Rivulet.


Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 9-11mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Hemp-nettle (Galeopsis tetrahit), Hedge Woundwort (Stachys sylvatica)
Flying: One generation, early June-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Woodland, hedgerows, country lanes, suburban areas and gardens.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Vitosha Mtn., near Sofia, 20th June 2005. MV trap.
Vitosha Mtn., near Sofia, 20th June 2005. MV trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
White-banded Carpet Spargania luctuata
Rivulet Perizoma affinitata

Larva Type:
Purple, yellow, green, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs: