Geometridae: Ennominae

07800 Brindled White-spot Parectropis similaria, (Hufnagel, 1767)

BF1950 (ABH70.273)


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 17-20mm.
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.), Hazel (Corylus avellana), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), birches (Betula spp.)
Flying: One generation, late May-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Broadleaved woodland.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Slavyanaka, SW Bulgaria. 9th June 2012. Light trap.
Slavyanaka, SW Bulgaria. 9th June 2012. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Brussels Lace Cleorodes lichenaria
Engrailed Ectropis crepuscularia (=bistortata)
Engrailed sp. Ectropis crepuscularia

Larva Type:
Green, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs: