Seq # 603520110

Eupithecia dodoneata Guenée, 1858 Species

Last modified: July 15, 2023, 4:03 p.m.

A fairly common species in Belgium, but numbers vary from year to year.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Larentiinae > Tribus: Eupitheciini > Genus: Eupithecia > Species: Eupithecia dodoneata
Vernacular names
Eikendwergspanner (NL), Oak-tree Pug (EN), L'Eupithécie sagittée (FR), Eichenhain-Blütenspanner (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Breyer A. 1863. Eupithecia dodoneata Gn. — Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 7: 41–42. On page 41.




Wingspan: 19–22 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


Hibernates as pupa behind loose bark or among plant debris.
They are active from dusk onwards and later come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from late March till the end of June.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Crataegus and Quercus

The larva lives on the flowers of mainly Quercus, but also of Crataegus.

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