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Eupithecia icterata (Villers, 1789)

Tawny Speckled Pug
70.1870 (B&F: 1838)

Synonym(s):
Eupithecia subfulvata (Haworth, 1809)
Eupithecia cognata Stephens, 1831


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

Resident. Normally occurs singly or sparingly at mv light in a wide variety of habitats. Well distributed in southern Sussex, but only patchily so in the north. Very local and in decline. Single-brooded flying most numerously from early July to early September. Larvae feed on yarrow. (Pratt, 2011).

Eupithecia icterata (Villers, 1789)
Ashombe, Lewes, viii 1988
Photo: Roy Leverton

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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