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Eupithecia nanata (Hübner, 1813) Species

Last modified: May 21, 2022, 10:33 a.m.

A not so common species throughout Belgium, but in the Kempen locally common.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Larentiinae > Tribus: Eupitheciini > Genus: Eupithecia > Species: Eupithecia nanata
Vernacular names
Smalvleugeldwergspanner (NL), Narrow-winged Pug (EN), L'Eupithécie naine (FR), Heidekraut-Blütenspanner (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1844. Énumération des insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société royale des Sciences de Liége 2: 1–35. On page 17.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


Flight periods

The adults fly from late March towards mid September.They are active from dusk onwards and mater come to light and sometimes also on sugar.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Calluna vulgaris

The larva lives on the flowers of Calluna, sometimes also on Achillea millefolium. Hibernates as pupa in a cocoon among plant debris.

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