Seq # 603520140

Eupithecia expallidata Doubleday, 1856 Species

Last modified: Oct. 12, 2023, 5:18 p.m.

A very rare species in Belgium, mainly observed in the southern part.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Larentiinae > Tribus: Eupitheciini > Genus: Eupithecia > Species: Eupithecia expallidata
Vernacular names
Kruiskruiddwergspanner (NL), Bleached Pug (EN), L'Eupithécie délavée (FR), Fuchs'-Kreuzkraut-Blütenspanner (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Derenne F. 1930a. Espèce nouvelle pour la faune belge Eupithecia expallidata Dbl. (Gn.). — Lambillionea 30: 4–5. On page 4.




Wingspan: 20–24 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


Hibernates as pupa in a cocoon in debris, sometimes as long as 2 years.
They are active from dusk onwards and later come to light. Sometimes disturbed during the day on the food plant.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from late June till end of August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Solidago virgaurea

The larva lives mainly on Senecio or Solidago.

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