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



Las Descargues, 20 September 2004
Eupithecia pusillata Adult


© Robin Howard

Eupithecia pusillata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Juniper Pug
L'Eupithécie chétive

Wingspan: 15-2omm

A univoltine species flying from July to the end of September but sometimes later. It is an occasional visitor to the lights of Las Descargues and to those lights throughout the plateau and Causse close to where the foodplant is found. A species found in most habitats up to sub-alpine elevations.

Larvae feed on Juniperus communis.