Geometridae: Ennominae

07671 Small Brindled Beauty Apocheima hispidaria, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

BF1925 (ABH70.246)


General Information

This is an early spring species. The female is wingless and the male is quite variable.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Male readily comes to light, sometimes in numbers. Female not.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 15-17mm.
Foodplant(s): Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur), Sessile Oak (Quercus petraea), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), birches (Betula spp.), elms (Ulmus spp.), Hazel (Corylus avellana), Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus), Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa)
Flying: One generation, mid February-March
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Mature oak woodland and hedgerows.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Pale Brindled Beauty Phigalia pilosaria (=Apocheima)
Brindled Beauty Lycia hirtaria

Larva Type:
Brown, grey
No. of Proleg Pairs: