Eupithecia intricata - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 12 June 2010
Eupithecia intricata Adult


© Robin Howard

Eupithecia intricata (Zetterstedt, 1839)

Freyer's Pug
Eupithécie embrouillée

Wingspan: 18-25mm

A bivoltine species on the wing from May to July and again in August and September when it is an occasional visitor to light. Recorded at Las Descargues and from the woodland heath of the plateau.

Larvae feed on Cupressus, Juniperus spp.