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Eupithecia plumbeolata (Haworth, 1809) Species

Last modified: Oct. 6, 2021, 10:14 p.m.

A very rare and local species in Belgium, best known from western coast and the southern area.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Larentiinae > Tribus: Eupitheciini > Genus: Eupithecia > Species: Eupithecia plumbeolata
Vernacular names
Hengeldwergspanner (NL), Lead-coloured Pug (EN), l'Eupithécie du Mélampyre (FR), Wachtelweizen-Blütenspanner (DE)
Eupithecia begrandaria (Boisduval, 1840)
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 April towards mid August, but most specimens were seen usually in May and June. They come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Melampyrum pratense

The larva lives on Melampyrum pratense and Rhinanthus. Hibernates as pupa among plant debris.

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