Eupithecia pusillata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


Eupithecia pusillata: Adult (e.l. eastern Swabian Alb 2008) [S] Eupithecia pusillata: Adult (e.l. eastern Swabian Alb 2008) [S] Eupithecia pusillata: Larva (eastern Swabian Alb, May 2008) [M] Eupithecia pusillata: Larva (eastern Swabian Alb 2008) [M] Eupithecia pusillata: Larva [M] Eupithecia pusillata: Typical larval habitat on the eastern Swabian Alb (limestone juniper grassland, 2011) [N]

Host plants:
The larva feeds on Juniperus, especially Juniperus communis.

Habitat:
Eupithecia pusillata inhabits juniper stocks of all kinds (limestone grasslands as well as acidic heathland) and also dry open forests with Juniperus.

Life cycle:
The eggs overwinter and the caterpillar can be found from mid-April to mid-June. The moths fly from July to September.

Remarks:
The distribution extends across large parts of Europe and temperate Asia to Siberia.



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