Gerinia honoraria , Crete - photo ©

Gerinia honoraria , Crete - photo ©

Gerinia honoraria (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)


Gerinia honoraria is a moth of the family Geometridae on the island of Crete, Greece.

Scientific name

Gerinia honoraria (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

Geometra honoraria (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

Campaea honoraria (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

Phalaena ilicaria (de Villers, 1789)

Common name

Embellished Thorn


Superfamily: Geometroidea > Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Ennominae > Tribus: Campaeini > Genus: Gerinia


38-50 mm


The moth can be found in oak forests, warm mixed forests, and warm scrubland.

Food plant

The larva is polyphagous and feeds on the leaves of a variety of plants, i.e. Fagaceae (Quercus), Rosaceae (Prunus), Ulmaceae (Ulmus), 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

Plant Parasites of Europe