Lepidoptera Outer Hebrides

Family: Geometridae   Checklist Number: 70.151

Eupithecia pulchellata   Stephens, 1831

Foxglove Pug

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