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Eupithecia indigata (Hübner, 1813)

A scarce species throughout Belgium, accept from the central part.

The larva lives mainly on Pinus sylvestris, but also on Picea and Larix. Hibernates as pupa in a loose cocoon between needles.

The adults fly from late April till mid August. They are active from dusk onwards and later come to light.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Ranst, 02 May 2004.
(Photo © Leo Janssen)

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