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Eupithecia tripunctaria Herrich-Schäffer, 1852

White-spotted Pug
70.1600 (B&F: 1835)

Synonym(s):
Eupithecia albipunctata (Haworth, 1809) homonym


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

Resident occurs sparingly or fairly commonly at mv light in a wide range of habitats. Probably generally distributed, but high numbers are very local. Chiefly double-brooded and sometimes triple-brooded in overlapping flights, during recent years the main flight has commenced in the second week of April and adults have been seen every week until late October. Larvae feed on the flowers of hogweed, angelica and wild parsnip. (Pratt, 2011).

Eupithecia tripunctaria Herrich-Schäffer, 1852
Bracklesham, 5 iv 2019
Photo: Derek Lee
Eupithecia tripunctaria Herrich-Schäffer, 1852
On Angelica
Brede High Woods, 02 iii 2014
Photo: Keith Alexander
Eupithecia tripunctaria Herrich-Schäffer, 1852
Ashombe Bottom, Lewes, viii 1987
Photo: Roy Leverton
Eupithecia tripunctaria Herrich-Schäffer, 1852
Pagham Harbour, iii 2007
Photo: Ivan Lang
Eupithecia tripunctaria Herrich-Schäffer, 1852
Climping, 21 vii 2008
Photo: Matthew Sennitt
Eupithecia tripunctaria Herrich-Schäffer, 1852
Brede High Woods , 20 ix 2013
Photo: Keith Alexander

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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