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

GEOMETRIDAE

Larentiinae

Las Descargues, 5 June 2009
Eupithecia pulchellata Adult

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© Robin Howard

Eupithecia pulchellata Stephens, 1831

Foxglove Pug
La Eupithécie de la digitale pourpre

Wingspan: 22-28mm

A univoltine species on the wing from May to August when it is attracted to light and has been recorded from all the Las Descargues traps and a range of habitats from open woodland to calcareous grassland.

The larva feeds on Digitalis purpurea et D. grandiflora before overwintering as a pupa in loose, shallow soil.

 

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