Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Eupithecia absinthiata Clerck, 1759
Wormwood Pug

Family: Geometridae
Checklist Number: 70.179

Occurs as the moorland form E. absinthiata goossensiata which was originally thought to be a separate species (Ling Pug. Found on moorland from June to July

Heather Calluna vulgaris and Bell Heather Erica cinerea are the main foodplants

Eupithecia absinthiata
TOP