Eupithecia Curtis, 1825
ochridata Schütze & Pinker, 1968

kalvaspikkumittari (FIN), gråblek malmätare (SWE), Pinkeri pisivaksik (EST), Feldbeifuß-Blütenspanner (GER)

I have some ex-larva-reared specimens, but no reliably identified photos of larvae. The adult of ochridata is often bigger and paler, and its 1st gen. hatches earlier than innotata. According to Ebert & al., ochridata larvae show often orange toning, which is best seen with a lupe. According to Kaila, ochridata is not confined to Artemisia campestris, but rather it accepts wider range of host plants.

Literature

Günter Ebert (Ed.), 2003, Die Schmetterlinge Baden-Württembergs, Band 9, Nachtfalter VII.
Lauri Kaila, 1989, Eupithecia ochridata Pinker new to northern Europe: morphological and biological studies on the E. innotata complex (Lepidoptera, Geometridae), Notulae Entomologicae 69(1): 39-45.

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