Eupithecia vulgata (Haworth, 1809)
70.1830 (B&F: 1834)
Eupithecia scotica Cockayne, 1951
Eupithecia clarensis Huggins, 1962
Resident occurs sparingly or fairly commonly at mv light in a wide range of habitats. Generally distributed but high numbers are very local. Single brooded in most places flying from late April to early July. During advantageous years a partial second emergence occurs when it flies again from early July to late August. Larvae feed on hawthorn, willow, bramble and sea buckthorn. (Pratt, 2011).