Geometridae: Larentiinae

1845 (ABH70.165) Pimpinel Pug Eupithecia pimpinellata, (Hübner, [1813])

KR08567

 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.

Forewing length: 11-12mm.
Foodplant(s): Burnet-saxifrage (Pimpinella saxifraga)
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Dry, chalky areas.

Regional Information

Recorded in 2 (0.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 1992

Recorded date range (Adult): 24 June to 28 July

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Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
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Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, purple, white
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2