Eupithecia unedonata, Crete - photo © Nils Rogn

Eupithecia unedonata, Crete - photo © Nils Rogn

Eupithecia unedonata (Mabille, 1868)


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

Scientific name

Eupithecia unedonata (Mabille, 1868)

Common name

Eupithécie de l’Arbousier


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


18-21 mm


Gorges, shrubland, coastal hills, and forest edges.

Food plant

The larva is polyphagous and feeds on the leaves, young stems, and flowers of a variety of plants, i.e. Ericaceae (Arbutus unedo), Thymelaeaceae (Thymelaea hirsuta), etc.

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