Eupithecia pimpinellata

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Eupithecia pimpinellata
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Genus: Eupithecia
Species: E. pimpinellata
Binomial name
Eupithecia pimpinellata
(Hübner, 1813)[1][2]
  • Geometra pimpinellata Hübner, 1813
  • Eupithecia altaicata Guenee, 1858
  • Eupithecia cinerascens Tengstrom, 1875
  • Eupithecia lantoscata Milliere, 1873
  • Eupithecia limbosignata Dietze, 1910
  • Eupithecia variata Schwingenschuss, 1936
  • Eupithecia elongata Dietze, 1913

Eupithecia pimpinellata, the pimpinel pug, is a moth of the Geometridae family. It is known from most of Europe to Morocco (High Atlas), Siberia, Kyrgyzstan, Altai, Mongolia.

The wingspan is 20–24 mm.Eupithecia pimpinellata has elongated wings.The forewing ground colour is ash-grey suffused rufous.The discal spot is large and elongated. Several crosslines, the median with a row of dark spots.

There is one generation per year with adults on wing from the end of June to August.

The larvae mainly feed on Pimpinella saxifraga and Pimpinella major, but also other Apiaceae species. They feed on the flowers and seeds of their host plant. Larvae can be found from July to October. It overwinters as a pupa.


  • Eupithecia pimpinellata pimpinellata
  • Eupithecia pimpinellata retheli Prout, 1938


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