Eupithecia gueneata

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Eupithecia gueneata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Genus: Eupithecia
Species: E. gueneata
Binomial name
Eupithecia gueneata
Millière, 1862[1]
Synonyms
  • Eupithecia busambraria Ragusa, 1889

Eupithecia gueneata is a moth in the Geometridae family. It is found in most of southern and eastern Europe, as well as the Near East and North Africa.[2]

The wingspan is about 20 mm.[3] Adults are on wing from the end of June to mid August.

The larvae feed on various Apiaceae species, including Peucedanum species (including Peucedanum oreoselinum) and Pimpinella saxifraga.[4] Larvae can be found from July to October.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Eupithecia gueneata gueneata
  • Eupithecia gueneata plantei Herbulot, 1981

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