Eupithecia ericeata, Crete - photo © Luca Sattin

Eupithecia ericeata, Crete - photo © Luca Sattin

Eupithecia ericeata (Rambur, 1833)


Eupithecia ericeata is a moth of the family Geometridae on the island of Crete, Greece.

Scientific name

Eupithecia ericeata (Rambur, 1833)

Larentia ericeata (Rambur, 1833)

Common name

Eupithécie de la Bruyère


Superfamily: Geometroidea > Family: Geometridae > Subfamily: Larentiinae > Tribus: Eupitheciini > Genus: Eupithecia


17-21 mm


Eupithecia ericeata can be found in rocky areas with Juperinus and heathlands.

Food plant

The larva is oligophagous on Cupressaceae (Juniperus macrocarpa, Juniperus oxycedrus), Ericaceae (Erica arborea) and feeds on the flowers.

Flight period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Lepiforum e. V.

Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa

Lepidoptera Mundi

Plant Parasites of Europe