Geometroidea

Ennominae

Imago
Genus
Aspitates
Species
gilvaria
Author/Year
Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
English Vernacular
Straw Belle
French Vernacular
Aspilate jaunâtre
Annual Flight Period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Wingspan: 32-39mm

Imago: Univoltine, a species that is more likely to be disturbed during the day than come to light, I've only found it locally on limestone pavement.  Flies during August/September further north.

Larva: Feed on bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus), winged broom (Genista sagittalis), dwarf honeysuckle (Lonicera xylsoteum), Buckler mustard (Biscutella didyma), (Potentilla ssp) and parsnip (Pastinaca satiiva).

Overwinter: As a larva.

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