Seq # 603520350

Eupithecia millefoliata Rössler, 1866 Species

Last modified: May 7, 2024, 5:41 p.m.

A very rare species in Belgium, nowadays more observed in the northern part.

This species is considered Near Threatened according to the IUCN Red List category for Flanders 2023.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Larentiinae > Tribus: Eupitheciini > Genus: Eupithecia > Species: Eupithecia millefoliata
Vernacular names
Duizendbladdwergspanner (NL), Yarrow Pug (EN), L'Eupithécie de la Millefeuille (FR), Trockenrasen-Schafgarben-Blütenspanner (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Lambillion L.-J. 1900–1913. Catalogue des Lépidoptères de Belgique. — Revue mensuelle de la Société entomologique namuroise Supplément: 1–464. On page 298.




Wingspan 19–21 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


It hibernates as a pupa among plant debris.
The adults come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year during June and July.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Achillea millefolium

The larva lives on the flowers and seedheads of Achillea millefolium.

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