Eupithecia insigniata, Crete - photo © Luca Sattin

Eupithecia insigniata, Crete - photo © Luca Sattin

Eupithecia insigniata (Hübner, 1790)


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

Scientific name

Eupithecia insigniata (Hübner, 1790)

Phalaena insigniata (Hübner, 1790)

Common name

Pinion-spotted Pug


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


18-22 mm


The moth can be found in xerophilous sunny slopes, shrubland, phrygana, and olive groves.

Food plant

The larva is oligophagous on Rosaceae i.e. Crataegus, Malus domestica, Malus sylvestris, Prunus spinosa, Pyrus communis, etc. and feeds on the leaves.

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