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Eupithecia exiguata (Hübner, 1813)

A very rare and local species in Belgium, mainly observed in the three southernmost provinces. In some localities sometimes common.

The larva lives on a variety of trees and bushes, amongst which Prunus spinosa and Crataegus. Hibernates as pupa among plant debris.

The adults fly from late April till June in one generation a year. They come to light.

Belgium, Luxembourg, Nassogne, 26 April 2007.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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