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Garaeus mirandus (Butler, 1881)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Geometroidea family Geometridae subfamily Ennominae tribe Hypochrosini genus Garaeus → species Garaeus mirandus

Species name(s)

Garaeus mirandus (Butler, 1881).


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#36. Sredne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin.

Flight time

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Painting black males, females yellowish-brown with white spots on extended wings. [131]. Yuri Semejkin.


  • Regions of Russia: Sakhalin, Mid-Amur. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • South of Russian Far East, including in the Primorsky Territory. [131]. Yuri Semejkin.


  • Butterflies appear in late June. As well their habits are different from others. Taiga species of moths. They are very passive, night flying has never been observed in any of the conditions of forests; they do not fly into the light; same day usually sit quietly in the trunk, the branches less Ajan spruce.Scared, they often fall to the ground, or by pulling the sluggish flight some distance again sit on the trees. [131]. Yuri Semejkin.

Larva food plants

  • Picea jezoensis [131]. Yuri Semejkin.

Additional info about Larva

  • Tracks appear on the Pieris jezoensis branches in the first half of June and found quite rare; they keep the underside of the needles and invisible. [131]. Yuri Semejkin.

Subspecies Garaeus mirandus


Text data: Peter Khramov, Yuri Semejkin.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.



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29.01.2014 15:09, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Zoogeographical regions: No formalized data → Palaearctic. Flight time: No formalized data → June.

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