Geometridae: Larentiinae

08535 White-spotted Pug Eupithecia tripunctaria, Herrich-Schäffer, 1852

BF1835 (ABH70.160)


General Information

Pupates in leaf litter or loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.

Forewing length: 10-12mm.
Foodplant(s): Elder (Sambucus nigra), Wild Angelica (Angelica sylvestris), Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvetris), Common Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium), Wild Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa), Wild Carrot (Daucus carota)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Damp areas and woodland.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Wormwood Pug Eupithecia absinthiata
Currant Pug Eupithecia assimilata
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata
Golden-rod Pug Eupithecia virgaureata
Larch Pug Eupithecia lariciata

Larva Type:
Yellow, green, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs: