Geometridae: Ennominae

07613 Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF1906 (ABH70.226)


General Information

Pupates in a cocoon within or below the food plant or in a crevice.

Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 14-21mm.
Foodplant(s): Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), plums (Prunus spp.), Bullace (Prunus domestica)
Flying: Two/three overlapping generations, April-October
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Hedgerows, gardens, woodland and scrub.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

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