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Eupithecia tantillaria Boisduval, 1840

Dwarf Pug
70.1620 (B&F: 1857)


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

This is a resident species in decline. Although widespread, numbers are very local but sometimes common in evergreen plantations. Adults appear sparingly or even fairly commonly at mv light during a single brood, when adults are on the wing from the second week of May until late June. The larval foodplant is spruce, and there is also an association with larch. (Pratt, 2011)

Eupithecia tantillaria Boisduval, 1840
Brede High Woods, 28 viii 2015
Photo: Keith Alexander
Eupithecia tantillaria Boisduval, 1840
Brede High Woods, 28 viii 2015
Photo: Keith Alexander
Eupithecia tantillaria Boisduval, 1840
Barnes Wood East Sussex, 09 v 2008
Photo: Keith Alexander

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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