Apocheima hispidaria, Crete - photo © Luca Sattin

Apocheima hispidaria, Crete - photo © Luca Sattin

Apocheima hispidaria (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)


Apocheima hispidaria is a moth of the family Geometridae on the island of Crete, Greece.

Scientific name

Apocheima hispidaria (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

Geometra hispidaria (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

Common name

Small Brindled Beauty


Superfamily: Geometroidea > Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Ennominae > Tribus: Boarmiini > Genus: Apocheima


Male: 33-35 mm

Female (apterous): 12-15 mm


The moth can be found in deciduous forests, mixed forests, gardens, parks, and shrubland.

Food Plant

The larva is polyphagous and feeds on the leaves of a variety of plants, i.e. Salicaceae (Salix), Fagaceae (Quercus), Ulmaceae (Ulmus), Rosaceae (Crataegus, Malus domestica, Malus sylvestris), etc.

Flight Period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Lepiforum e. V.

Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa

Lepidoptera Mundi

Lepidoptera and their Εcology

Plant Parasites of Europe