Eupithecia subumbrata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
70.1890 (B&F: 1840)
Eupithecia scabiosata (Borkhausen, 1794)
Resident. In East Sussex normally occurring singly in most places, sparingly at mv light on coast from Icklesham to Kent border, especially on vegetated shingle beach at Rye harbour and on parts of downs between Peacehaven and Eastbourne. In danger of extinction in West Sussex. Single-brooded flying mainly from late May to mid July, occasionally to the third week of July. Larvae feed chiefly on lady’s bedstraw and occasionally on flowers of thyme. (Pratt, 2011).