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

GEOMETRIDAE

Larentiinae

Las Descargues, 19 May 2009
Eupithecia vulgata Adult

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© Robin Howard

Eupithecia vulgata (Haworth, 1809)

Common Pug
L'Eupithécie austère

Wingspan: 16-23mm

Imago:Bivoltine, April to June and August to the end of September. It is a frequent visitor to light and has been recorded at all the Las Descargues traps and those in broadleaved woodland, scrub, heath, agricultural land and rough meadows.

Larva: Polyphagus on herbaceous plants before overwintering as a pupa either in or on the soil surface.

 

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