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Eupithecia intricata (Zetterstedt, 1839) Species

Last modified: May 12, 2020, 9:43 p.m.

A rather common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Larentiinae > Tribus: Eupitheciini > Genus: Eupithecia > Species: Eupithecia intricata
Vernacular names
Streepjesdwergspanner (NL), Freyer's Pug (EN), L'Eupithécie embrouillée (FR), Großer Wacholder-Blütenspanner (DE)
Eupithecia helveticaria Boisduval, 1840 and Eupithecia caliginata sensu auct.
First mention in Belgium
Quaedvlieg L. 1873. Rapports, lectures, communications. — Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 16: xli. On page xli.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly from late April twards end of June in one generation a year. They are active from dusk onwards and later come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Juniperus communis
Host plant (genera):
Chamaecyparis and Cupressus

The larva lives on Cupressus and Juniperus. Also on cultivars. Hibernates as pupa in a cocoon on the food plant.

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