Eupithecia tantillaria Boisduval, 1840


Eupithecia tantillaria: Adult (e.l. Silvretta, Austrian Alps ex September 2010) [S] Eupithecia tantillaria: Adult (e.l. Silvretta, Austrian Alps ex September 2010) [S] Eupithecia tantillaria: Larva (Silvretta, Austrian Alps, September 2010, 1800m above sea level) [S] Eupithecia tantillaria: Larva (Silvretta, Austrian Alps, September 2010, 1800m above sea level) [S] Eupithecia tantillaria: Pupa [S]

Host plants:
The caterpillar lives on spruce (Picea abies) as well as some other conifers (Larix, Pseudotsuga, etc.)

Habitat:
Eupithecia tantillaria colonized coniferous forests of all kinds and penetrates even in parks and gardens.

Life cycle:
The pupa hibernates. The moths fly in a single generation from mid-April to July (depending on altitude). The caterpillar is found from late May to mid-September.

Remarks:
Eupithecia tantillaria is widespread and common in Europe and penetrates eastward at least to Central Asia.



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