Eupithecia pusillata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Eupithecia pusillata: Adult (e.l. eastern Swabian Alb 2008) [S] Eupithecia pusillata: Adult (e.l. eastern Swabian Alb 2008) [S] Eupithecia pusillata: Larva (eastern Swabian Alb, May 2008) [M] Eupithecia pusillata: Larva (eastern Swabian Alb 2008) [M] Eupithecia pusillata: Larva [M] Eupithecia pusillata: Typical larval habitat on the eastern Swabian Alb (limestone juniper grassland, 2011) [N]

Host plants:
The larva feeds on Juniperus, especially Juniperus communis.

Eupithecia pusillata inhabits juniper stocks of all kinds (limestone grasslands as well as acidic heathland) and also dry open forests with Juniperus.

Life cycle:
The eggs overwinter and the caterpillar can be found from mid-April to mid-June. The moths fly from July to September.

The distribution extends across large parts of Europe and temperate Asia to Siberia.

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