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



Las Descargues, 2 May 2009
Eupithecia centaureata Adult


© Robin Howard

Eupithecia centaureata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Lime-speck Pug
L'Eupithécie de la centaurée

Wingspan: 20-24mm

Imago: Several successive generations from May to October when it is attracted to light and has been recorded from all Las Descargues traps and from a variety of habitats in the area.

Larva: Polyphagous on herbaceous plants it overwinters as a pupa.