Seq # 603520520

Eupithecia selinata Herrich-Schäffer, 1861 Species

Last modified: July 26, 2019, 11:38 a.m.

A very rare and local species in Belgium.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Larentiinae > Tribus: Eupitheciini > Genus: Eupithecia > Species: Eupithecia selinata
Vernacular names
Eppedwergspanner (NL), l'Eupithécie du Persil (FR), Silgen-Blütenspanner (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Legrain A. 1970. Espèces nouvelles pour la faune belge (suite). — Lambillionea 68 (1968): 83–86. On page 84.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

They fly from late May towards end of August in one generation a year. They come to light.

Observed on

The larva live first on the leaves and later on the flowers and the seeds of the food plant like Heracleum sphondylium, Angelica archangelica, Oenanthe aquatica and Sium latifolium. Shaded plants are preferred.

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