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Eupithecia pusillata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Juniper Pug
70.1580 (B&F: 1854)

Synonym(s):
Eupithecia laevigata (Haworth, 1809)
Eupithecia sobrinata (Hübner, [1817])
Eupithecia anglicata Herrich-Schäffer, 1863
Eupithecia stevensata Webb, 1896
Eupithecia ultimaria sensu Westwood, 1854 nec Boisduval, 1840


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

This declining species usually appears as a singleton to mv light, chiefly in downland habitats in West Sussex, where the larvae feed on juniper, and also in domestic gardens in East Sussex, where the larval food-plants are probaby introduced ornamental conifers. Colonies are thinly distributed in the north and scarce in the south, where they can be seen in a single brood mainly from early June until the second week of September. (Pratt, 2011)

Eupithecia pusillata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Speyside Scotland, 04 viii 2008
Photo: Keith Alexander

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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