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Eupithecia pimpinellata (Hübner, 1813) Species

Last modified: July 28, 2022, 6:10 p.m.

A very rare and local common species in Belgium.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Larentiinae > Tribus: Eupitheciini > Genus: Eupithecia > Species: Eupithecia pimpinellata
Vernacular names
Beverneldwergspanner (NL), Pimpinel Pug (EN), l'Eupithécie du Boucage (FR), Bibernellen-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 June towards late August in one generation a year.They are active from dusk onwards and later come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Pimpinella saxifraga

The larva lives on the flowers of Umbelliferae like Pimpinella saxifraga and P. major. Hibernates as pupa in a cocoon among plant debris.

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