Geometridae: Ennominae

07685 Oak Beauty Biston strataria, (Hufnagel, 1767)

BF1930 (ABH70.251)


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: 17-27mm.
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.), Hazel (Corylus avellana), Aspen (Populus tremula), Alder (Alnus glutinosa), elms (Ulmus spp.), broadleaved trees
Flying: One generation, late February-April
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Deciduous woodland and suburban habitats.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Peppered Moth Biston betularia

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