Eupithecia subumbrata

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Eupithecia subumbrata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Genus: Eupithecia
Species: E. subumbrata
Binomial name
Eupithecia subumbrata
(Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)[1][2]
  • Geometra subumbrata Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775
  • Phalaena scabiosata Borkhausen, 1794
  • Eupithecia obrutaria Herrich-Schaffer, 1848
  • Eupithecia piperata Stephens, 1831

Eupithecia subumbrata, the shaded pug, is a moth of the Geometridae family. It is found from Mongolia and the Altai Mountains through Siberia, central Asia, Asia Minor and Russia to western Europe and from central Scandinavia to the Mediterranean Region.

The wingspan is 18–21 mm. The ground colour is white relatively conspicuously patterned with greyish-brown transverse lines on the forewings.[3]

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

The larvae feed are polyphagus and feed on various plants, including Galium mollugo, Hypericum perforatum, Pimpinella, Senecio and Solidago species. Larvae can be found from July to September. It overwinters as a pupa.


  • Eupithecia subumbrata subumbrata
  • Eupithecia subumbrata iliata Schutze, 1956 (Kazakhstan, Kyrghyzstan)


  1. ^ Eupithecia subumbrata at Fauna Europaea
  2. ^ Taxapad
  3. ^ Eupithecia subumbrata full description Watson, L., and Dallwitz, M.J. 2003 onwards. British insects: the genera of Lepidoptera-Geometridae. Version: 29th December 2011

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