Seq # 603520440

Eupithecia pulchellata Stephens, 1831 Species

Last modified: Nov. 2, 2022, 3:10 p.m.

A rare and widespread species in Belgium.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Larentiinae > Tribus: Eupitheciini > Genus: Eupithecia > Species: Eupithecia pulchellata
Vernacular names
Vingerhoedskruiddwergspanner (NL), Foxglove Pug (EN), L'Eupithécie de la Digitale pourpre (FR), Rotfingerhut-Blütenspanner (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Richard F. 1946. Espèces nouvelles pour la faune belge (suite). — Lambillionea 46: 87–89, 119–120. On page 120.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly from early May towards mid August in one, sometimes two generations a year. They are active from dusk onwards and later come to light. Always observed in the neighbourhood of the food plant.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Digitalis purpurea

The monophagous larva lives in the flowers of Digitalis purpurea. Hibernates as pupa, occasionally twice.

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