Geometridae: Oenochrominae

07953 March Moth Alsophila aescularia, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

BF1663 (ABH70.245)


General Information

The wingless females can be found climbing tree trunks at night.


Pupates in soil below the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 16-19mm.
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), Crab Apple (Malus sylvestris), willows (Salix spp.), Field Maple (Acer campestre), birches (Betula spp.), broadleaved trees, broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, February-April
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Open woodland and urban areas where the food plant is present.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Spring Usher Agriopis leucophaearia

Larva Type:
Green, white, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs: