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Eupithecia simpliciata (Haworth, 1809) Species

Last modified: Jan. 19, 2022, 1:55 p.m.

A local and very rare species in Belgium, mainly observed in the northern part.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Larentiinae > Tribus: Eupitheciini > Genus: Eupithecia > Species: Eupithecia simpliciata
Vernacular names
Meldedwergspanner (NL), Plain Pug (EN), L'Eupithécie du Chénopode (FR), Melden-Blütenspanner (DE)
Eupithecia subnotata (Hübner, 1813)
First mention in Belgium
Lambillion L.-J. 1920a. Tephroclystia Hübner Subnotata Hübner espèce nouvelle pour notre faune. — Revue mensuelle de la Société entomologique namuroise 20: 38. On page 38.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year; from mid May till early September. They are active from dusk onwards and later come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Atriplex and Chenopodium

The larva lives on the seeds of Atriplex or Chenopodium. Hibernates as pupa among plant debris.

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