Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Eupithecia pulchellata Stephens, 1831
Foxglove Pug

Family: Geometridae
Checklist Number: 70.151

Uncommon and found in the vicinity of the foodplants from May to July. An attractive species when fresh

As the name suggests, the foodplant is Foxglove Digitalis purpurea, with the larvae living within the flowers and consuming the stamens and developing seeds

Eupithecia pulchellata
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