Eupithecia breviculata

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Eupithecia breviculata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Genus: Eupithecia
Species: E. breviculata
Binomial name
Eupithecia breviculata
(Donzel, 1837)[1]
Synonyms
  • Melanthia breviculata Donzel, 1837
  • Eupithecia anatolica Schwingenschuss, 1939

Eupithecia breviculata is a moth of the Geometridae family. It is found in the Mediterranean region, Switzerland, Hungary, the Near East and North Africa.[2] It is also found in Iran[3] and Turkmenistan.[4]

The wingspan is 15–20 mm. Adults are on wing from April to June and again from July to August in two generations per year.

The larvae feed on the flowers of Peucedanum and Pimpinella species. The species overwinters in the pupal stage.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Eupithecia breviculata breviculata
  • Eupithecia breviculata georgica Vojnits, 1977

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taxapad
  2. ^ Fauna Europaea
  3. ^ Mironov, V. & U. Ratzel, 2012: New species of the genus Eupithecia Curtis (Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Larentiinae) from Iran. Zootaxa 3580: 56-68. Abstract: [1]
  4. ^ Larentiinae (Geometridae) collection of Siberian Zoological Museum

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