Ourapteryx sambucaria (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Geometridae)


Larva on Sambucus nigra

Forewing Length: 22-30mm, Wingspan: 40-50mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
(Winter) August - June
(Earliest: 3.6)
? June - July

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows
Food:
(Larva)
(Polyphagous)

Crataegus

Prunus spinosa

Sambucus

Salix caprea

Aesculus hippocastanum

Lonicera periclymenum

Hedera helix
Parasitoids:
Protapanteles formosus Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Many Braconidae Larvae

Several Tachinidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Ourapteryx sambucaria
Ourapteryx sambucaria
Nature Spot: Swallow-tailed Moth - Ourapteryx sambucaria
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Ourapteryx sambucaria
Lepiforum: Ourapteryx sambucaria


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