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



Las Descargues, 29 April 2010
Eupithecia linariata Adult


© Robin Howard

Eupithecia linariata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Toadflax Pug
La Eupithécie de la linaire

Wingspan: 20-24mm

A univoltine species with a partial second generation, April to July and August/September. It is a frequent visitor to light and has been recorded from all the Las Descargues traps and those situated in or near rough calcareous grasslands.

The larva feeds on Linaria vulgaris before overwintering as a pupa below soil level or on the ground.