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Eupithecia pulchellata Stephens, 1831

Foxglove Pug
70.1510 (B&F: 1817)

Synonym(s):
Eupithecia hebudium Sheldon, 1899


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Geometroidea
    »Family: Geometridae
      »Subfamily: Larentiinae
        »Tribe: Eupitheciini

A resident species occurring sparingly at mv light, fairly common to common when and where foodplant appears after woodland clearances. Widespread and perhaps generally distributed but very local and episodic in numbers. Single-brooded, flying mainly from early May to mid July, occasionally from second week of April to or late July. Larvae feed on the flowers of foxglove. (Pratt, 2011).

Eupithecia pulchellata Stephens, 1831
Battle, 19 vi 2013
Photo: Adrienne Norbury
Eupithecia pulchellata Stephens, 1831
Henfield, 29 v 2011
Photo: Richard Roebuck
Eupithecia pulchellata Stephens, 1831
Ditchling, 30 iv 2004
Photo: Simon Davey
Eupithecia pulchellata Stephens, 1831
Warnham LNR, 16 iv 2007
Photo: Sam Bayley

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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