Eupithecia satyrata

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Eupithecia satyrata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Genus: Eupithecia
Species: E. satyrata
Binomial name
Eupithecia satyrata
(Hübner, 1813)[1]
  • Geometra satyrata Hubner, 1813
  • Eupithecia fagicolaria Robson & Gardner, 1886
  • Eupithecia satyraria Boisduval, 1840
  • Eupithecia dodata Taylor, 1906
  • Eupithecia divinula Cassino & Swett, 1924
  • Eupithecia fumata Taylor, 1910
  • Eupithecia mackieata Cassino & Swett, 1925
  • Eupithecia slocanata Taylor, 1908
  • Eupithecia terminata Taylor, 1908
  • Eupithecia concolor Dietze 1913
  • Eupithecia submelanochroa Vojnits, 1973

The Satyr Pug (Eupithecia satyrata) is a species of moth of the Geometridae family. It was described by Hübner in 1813. It is found from Ireland, through northern and central Europe (from Scandinavia to the Northern Mediterranean) East to all of Russia and Central Asia and West Siberia to Tibet. It is also present in North Africa and North America.


The wingspan is 18–24 millimetres (0.71–0.94 in). Eupithecia satyrata is variable in pattern. The ground colour of the wings is ash grey or brownish. The veins often have a black with white dusting.There are paler crosslines.On the forewings a very indistinct terminal fascia ends in a tiny tornal spot. There is fine discal spot on the forewing. This is absent on the hindwing.

Adults are on wing from March to September. There is one generation per year.

The larvae feed on the flowers of a wide range of plants, including Achillea, Scabiosa, Solidago, Senecio and Erica tetralix.


  • Eupithecia satyrata satyrata
  • Eupithecia satyrata callunaria Doubleday, 1850
  • Eupithecia satyrata curzoni Gregson, 1884
  • Eupithecia satyrata dodata Taylor, 1906
  • Eupithecia satyrata intimata Pearsall, 1908
  • Eupithecia satyrata juldusi Dietze, 1910
  • Eupithecia satyrata rivosulata Dietze, 1875 (Yakutia, Siberia)
  • Eupithecia satyrata subatrata Staudinger, 1871
  • Eupithecia satyrata zermattensis Wehrli, 1928


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