Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Eupithecia distinctaria Herrich-Schäffer, 1848
Thyme Pug

Family: Geometridae
Checklist Number: 70.172

A localised species found on rocky, south facing slopes on Eriskay and the southern end of South Uist. Main flight period is June and July

The larvae feed upon the flowers of wild thyme Thymus polytrichus

Eupithecia distinctaria
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