Geometridae: Larentiinae

08622 Lesser Treble-bar Aplocera efformata, (Guenée, [1858])

BF1868 (ABH70.193)


General Information

This species is slightly smaller than Treble Bar and is less common.


Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 16-19mm.
Foodplant(s): St John's-worts (Hypericum spp.)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and August-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Field margins, woodland rides and grassland.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Treble Bar Aplocera plagiata

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