Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Eupithecia exiguata
Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Eupithecia exiguata
Public Records: 9
Specimens with Barcodes: 25
Species With Barcodes: 1
The mottled pug (Eupithecia exiguata) is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is found across the Palearctic region apart from around the Mediterranean Sea. It is common in the British Isles apart from Scotland where it is rather local.
The wingspan is 20–22 mm and the forewings are brown marked with pale radial lines and a black discal spot. The hindwings are cream or grey also with a discal spot. The species flies at night in May and June and is attracted to light, sometimes in large numbers.
- Eupithecia exiguata exiguata
- Eupithecia exiguata muricolor Prout, 1938
Recorded food plants
- Acer – Sycamore
- Crataegus – Hawthorn
- Lonicera – Honeysuckle
- Malus – Apple
- Ribes – Redcurrant
- Sorbus – Rowan
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- Chinery, Michael Collins Guide to the Insects of Britain and Western Europe 1986 (Reprinted 1991)
- Skinner, Bernard Colour Identification Guide to Moths of the British Isles 1984
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