Seq # 603520150

Eupithecia extraversaria Herrich-Schäffer, 1852 Species

Last modified: April 15, 2021, 1:24 p.m.

A very rare and local species in calcareous area's in the southern part of Belgium. It demands high standards of its specific habitat.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Larentiinae > Tribus: Eupitheciini > Genus: Eupithecia > Species: Eupithecia extraversaria
Vernacular names
Schraallanddwergspanner (NL), L'Eupithécie à tirets (FR), Doldengewächs-Blütenspanner (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Laever E. 1952. Espèces nouvelles pour la faune belge (suite). — Lambillionea 52: 3–5, 62–65. On page 64.




Flight periods

They fly from mid June towards mid August in one generation a year. They come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Pimpinella saxifraga, Angelica sylvestris, Bupleurum falcatum, Daucus carota and Pastinaca sativa
Host plant (genera):
Peucedanum and Eupatorium

The larva live on various herbaceous plants like Angelica sylvestris, Bupleurum falcatum, Pastinaca sativa, Pimpinella saxifraga etc... Hibernates as pupa.

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