Geometridae: Ennominae

07524 Clouded Magpie Abraxas sylvata, (Scopoli, 1763)

BF1885 (ABH70.206)


General Information

This species is unlikely to be confused with any other except the much larger Magpie (A. grossulariata).


Pupates underground.

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

Forewing length: 18-22mm.
Foodplant(s): Wych Elm (Ulmus glabra), English Elm (Ulmus procera), Japanese Golden Elm (Ulmus spp.)
Flying: One generation, late May-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Woodland, parkland and scrub.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Magpie Moth Abraxas grossulariata

Larva Type:
White, yellow, black
No. of Proleg Pairs: