Eupithecia trisignaria (Herrich-Schäffer, 1848)


Eupithecia trisignaria: Larva (eastern Swabian Alb) [N] Eupithecia trisignaria: Larva [N] Eupithecia trisignaria: Larva [N]

Host plants:
The larvae feed on Apiaceae, especially Angelica sylvestris, Heracleum sphondylium, Pastinaca sativa and Aegopodium podagraria.

Habitat:
Eupithecia trisignaria inhabits mostly moderately moist forest edges (e.g. along forest paths or in clearings) or swampy places in the forest.

Life cycle:
The pupa hibernates. The moths fly in most cases in only a single generation from June to August. The caterpillar is predominantly found from late July to mid- or late September.

Remarks:
Eupithecia trisignaria is widespread in western, Central and Northern Europe as well as in central and northern Asia to Siberia.



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