Eupithecia Curtis, 1825
virgaureata Doubleday, 1861

Golden-rod Pug (ENG), piiskupikkumittari (FIN), gullrismalmätare (SWE), kuldvitsa-pisivaksik (EST), Goldruten-Blütenspanner (GER)

Eupithecia virgaureata larva 26. July 1999 Eupithecia virgaureata larva 26. July 1999 Eupithecia virgaureata larva 28. July 2000

The species is scarce in the South of Finland, and it differs from the more northern specimens considerably. According to Erkki Peltonen, strong ornamentation on the sides is characteristic for virgaureta - well, that at least near the South coast; see also the more or less similar satyrata and tripunctaria.

Finland, Ks: Kuusamo, ex larva July 1999, ex ovo June 2000, Leg: K. Silvonen,
Photo © Kimmo Silvonen

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