Geometridae: Ennominae

1962 (ABH70.284) Barred Red Hylaea fasciaria, (Linnaeus, 1758)


 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Barred Red
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Storrington, West Sussex, 1st June 2017. MV trap. Male.
Storrington, West Sussex, 1st June 2017. MV trap. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies

General Information

This species is quite variable. In addition to the nominate reddish form, there is a green form (f. prasinaria).


Pupates in fallen needles or leaf litter.

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

Forewing length: 17-21mm.
Foodplant(s): Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris), Norway Spruce (Picea abies), coniferous trees
Flying: One generation, mid June-early August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common


Coniferous woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 21 (7.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2020

Recorded date range (Adult): 31 May to 28 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 22 August to 22 August

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