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Eupithecia pimpinellata (Hübner, [1813])

Pimpinel Pug
70.1650 (B&F: 1845)


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

Resident. In danger of extinction in both vice-counties. The moth usually occurs singly or sparingly at mv light in a very few places in the south. Extremely local and irregular in appearance. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid June to late August occasionally to early September. Larvae feed on the seed heads of burnet-saxifrage. (Pratt, 2011).

Eupithecia pimpinellata (Hübner, 1813)
Beachy Head, 18 vii 2015
Photo: Keith Alexander
Eupithecia pimpinellata (Hübner, 1813)
Beachy Head, 18 vii 2015
Photo: Keith Alexander
Eupithecia pimpinellata (Hübner, 1813)
Ashcombe, Lewes, 20 viii 1987
Photo: Roy Leverton
Eupithecia pimpinellata (Hübner, 1813)
confirmed by gen. det.
Bracklesham, 03 x 2012
Photo: Derek Lee
Eupithecia pimpinellata (Hübner, 1813)
Beachy Head, 26 ix 2014
Photo: Keith Alexander
Eupithecia pimpinellata (Hübner, 1813)
Beachy Head, 26 ix 2014
Photo: Keith Alexander

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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