Selenia tetralunaria (Hufnagel 1767) (Family Geometridae)

Forewing Length: 17-23mm;
Wingspan: 30-38mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? May - September
(2 Generations)
(Winter) April - May
(Earliest: 11.4)
July - August

Hedge Rows

Wet Forest

Beech Forest


Alnus glutinosa

Corylus avellana

Salix caprea

Fagus sylvatica

Quercus robur

Acer pseudoplatanus

Fraxinus excelsior
Possible Food:

Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Many Braconidae Larvae

Several Tachinidae Larvae

Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of Belgium: Selenia tetralunaria
Selenia tetralunaria
Nature Spot: Purple Thorn - Selenia tetralunaria
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Selenia tetralunaria
Lepiforum: Selenia tetralunaria
Plant Parasites of Europe: Selenia tetralunaria

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