Geometridae: Ennominae

07674 Brindled Beauty Lycia hirtaria, (Clerck, 1759)

BF1927 (ABH70.248)


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 19-23mm.
Foodplant(s): Downy Birch (Betula pubescens), Silver Birch (Betula pendula), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), lime (Tilia spp.), elms (Ulmus spp.), Alder (Alnus glutinosa), sallows (Salix spp.), oaks (Quercus spp.), broadleaved trees
Flying: One generation, March-late May
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Woodland and suburban habitats.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Small Brindled Beauty Apocheima hispidaria
Pale Brindled Beauty Phigalia pilosaria (=Apocheima)

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