Eupithecia simpliciata

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Eupithecia simpliciata
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Genus: Eupithecia
Species: E. simpliciata
Binomial name
Eupithecia simpliciata
(Haworth, 1809)[1]
  • Phalaena simpliciata Haworth, 1809
  • Geometra subnotata Hübner, 1813
  • Eupithecia subnotata
  • Eupithecia subnotata f. collustrata Dietze, 1911

Eupithecia simpliciata, the plain pug, is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is found in the Palearctic ecozone, from western Europe to north-western China (Xinjiang).[2]

The wingspan is 21–23 mm. Eupithecia simpliciata has a relatively broad rounded forewing. The forewing ground colour is pale ochre.The forewing has indistinct, curved fuscous striae.The postmedian fascia has curved pale edges, the outer one zig-zagged towards the tornus.The forewing fringes are chequered.The hindwings are whitish-grey, darkened in the postmedian field. The discal spot is small. The butterflies vary significantly in colour and pattern. [3] T

The moth flies from May to September depending on the location.

The larvae feed on Atriplex, Chenopodium, Artemisia maritima and Artemisia vulgaris.


  1. ^ Taxapad
  2. ^ Mironov, V.G. & Ratzel, U., 2012: Eupithecia Curtis, 1825 of Afghanistan (Geometridae: Larentiinae). Nota lepidopterologica 35 (2): 197-231. Full article: "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-08-11. Retrieved 2014-08-11. .
  3. ^ Eupithecia simpliciata 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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