Eupithecia valerianata (Hübner, [1813])


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Host plants:
The caterpillar lives on the flowers of Valeriana species (valerian).

Habitat:
Eupithecia valerianata inhabits ditch edges, wet meadows, forest edges and other locations with Valeriana species.

Life cycle:
The pupa hibernates. The moths fly from mid or late May to July (August). The caterpillars live from late June through August and can be tapped.

Endangerment factors:
Eupithecia valerianata is in decline in some places, but is not yet seriously threatened.

Remarks:
The distribution extends from England and France across Central Europe to Russia and Iran.



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