Geometridae: Ennominae

07647 Scalloped Hazel Odontopera bidentata, (Clerck, 1759)

BF1920 (ABH70.240)

Christophstal, June 2013
Christophstal, June 2013
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Christophstal, June 2013
 Photo © Peter Bissell

General Information

This species has quite a variable ground colour, ranging from pale brown to almost black in colour.


Pupates in leaf litter.

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

Forewing length: 20-24mm.
Foodplant(s): Hazel (Corylus avellana), birches (Betula spp.), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), oaks (Quercus spp.), willows (Salix spp.), lime (Tilia spp.), privets (Ligustrum spp.), coniferous trees, broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, May-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Not endangered

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Baden-W├╝rttemberg.

Last recorded in June 2015

Similar Species
Scalloped Oak Crocallis elinguaria

Larva Type:
With lumps, bumps or horn(s)
Brown, grey
No. of Proleg Pairs: