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Epirrhoe molluginata: a species new to the Dutch fauna (Lepidoptera, Geometridae).

Prick, M.

Entomologische Berichten 2019 Vol 79 No. 5 pp. 196-197;


On June 30 2019, a female of the Geometrid moth Epirrhoe molluginata was attracted to light in the Malensbos (Vijlenerbossen) in the most southern part of the province of Limburg, the Netherlands. The moth might be a migrant, because there are populations of this species in the nearby Ardennes, province of Liege (Belgium), and in the Eifel in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany). This species is present in many countries in Europe. The flight period is from May till August and there is a partial second generation in some regions. It can be found in both dry and damp habitats such as poor or damp grasslands, wasteland and woodland edges. The larva feeds on bedstraw Galium.