Eupithecia undata

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Eupithecia undata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Genus: Eupithecia
Species: E. undata
Binomial name
Eupithecia undata
(Freyer, 1840)[1][2]
Synonyms
  • Eupithecia scriptaria Herrich-Schaffer, 1847

Eupithecia undata is a moth in the family Geometridae. It is found in the Pyrenees, Alps, the Massif Central, the Tatra mountains, on the Balkan Peninsula and in Romania.[3] It is also found in North America, where it has been recorded from Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Nevada and Oregon.[4]

The wingspan is 17–18 mm.[5] Adults have been recorded on wing from mid May to July in Europe.

The larvae feed on Silene and Minuartia species and Gypsophila repens. Larvae can be found from the end of June to mid August. The species overwinters in the pupal stage.[6]

Subspecies[edit]

  • Eupithecia undata undata
  • Eupithecia undata abruzzensis Dietze, 1913

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taxapad
  2. ^ mothphotographersgroup
  3. ^ Fauna Europaea
  4. ^ Rindge, F.H., 1963: Notes on and descriptions of North American Eupithecia (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). American Museum novitates 2147: 1-23. Full article: [1].
  5. ^ Lepiforum.de
  6. ^ Schmetterlinge und ihre Ökologie