Seq # 603520640

Eupithecia tripunctaria Herrich-Schäffer, 1852 Species

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

A rather common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Larentiinae > Tribus: Eupitheciini > Genus: Eupithecia > Species: Eupithecia tripunctaria
Vernacular names
Schermbloemdwergspanner (NL), White-spotted Pug (EN), l'Eupithécie triponctuée (FR), Dreipunkt-Blütenspanner (DE)
Eupithecia albipunctata (Haworth, 1809), nec (Hufnagel, 1767)
First mention in Belgium
De Crombrugghe G. 1907b. Compte rendu des recherches entomologiques entreprises à Rochefort, pendant l’été de 1907. — Revue mensuelle de la Société entomologique namuroise 7: 42–46. On page 45.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year from April till June and from July till early September. They are active from dusk onwards and later come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Sambucus nigra, Angelica sylvestris and Heracleum sphondylium

The larva lives in the flowers and seeds of Angelica sylvestris and Heracleum; that of the first generation also on Sambucus nigra. Hibernates as pupa among plant debris.

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