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

GEOMETRIDAE

Larentiinae

Las Descargues, 30 April 2015
Eupithecia indigata Adult

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© Robin Howard

Eupithecia indigata (Hubner, [1813])

Ochreous Pug
L'Eupithécie dénuée

Wingspan: 16-21mm

A univoltine species on the wing from April to June when it is an occasional visitor at the Las Descargues lights although more often encountered in the nearby Pinus sylvestris woodlands.

Larvae feed on the young needles and buds of Pinus sylvestris but also found on Picea abies, Juniperus, and Cupressus.

 

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