Geometridae: Ennominae

07607 Scorched Wing Plagodis dolabraria, (Linnaeus, 1767)

BF1904 (ABH70.224)


General Information

Pupates in a cocoon on the ground.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Male readily comes to light, sometimes in numbers. Female not.

Forewing length: 16-19mm.
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.), birches (Betula spp.), sallows (Salix spp.), Beech (Fagus sylvatica), Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa)
Flying: One generation, mid May-late June
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Broadleaved woodland, heathland and scrub.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Larva Type:
With lumps, bumps or horn(s)
Grey, brown, red
No. of Proleg Pairs: