British Insects: Pug moths (Lepidoptera-Geometridae)


L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz


These keys and descriptions were generated from a DELTA database (Dallwitz 1980; Dallwitz, Paine, and Zurcher 1993).


Conventional key • Interactive key, including interactive information retrieval

The interactive key allows free choice of characters, is easy to use, and can lead to correct identifications in spite of occasional errors. It can display all the illustrations, full and partial descriptions, diagnostic descriptions, differences and similarities between taxa, lists of taxa exhibiting or lacking specified attributes, and distributions of character states within any set of taxa.

Character list •  General morphology of Lepidoptera • Implicit attributes

Notes on John Curtis’s British Entomology • Updated insect names for John Curtis’s British Entomology • Updated plant names for John Curtis’s British Entomology • Notes on the scanning of the images

Poems on insects by Giles Watson

Acknowledgements • References • Citation • Contacts, conditions of use, contributions


The bold parts in the descriptions are diagnostic descriptions, generated with the aid of Intkey (Dallwitz et al. 1993). They distinguish most taxa in at least one respect from the other taxa.

• Anticollix sparsata (Treitschke)

• Chloroclystis v-ata (Haworth)

• Eupithecia abbreviata Stephens • Eupithecia absinthiata (Clerck) • Eupithecia abietaria (Goeze) • Eupithecia assimilata Doubl. • Eupithecia cauchiata (Duponchel) • Eupithecia centaureata (Denis & Schiffermüller) • Eupithecia denotata (Hübner) • Eupithecia distinctaria Herrich-Schäffer • Eupithecia dodoneata Guenée • Eupithecia egenaria Herrich-Schäffer • Eupithecia exiguata (Hübner) • Eupithecia expallidata Doubleday • Eupithecia extensaria (Freyer) • Eupithecia fraxinata Crewe • Eupithecia goossensiata Mabille • Eupithecia haworthiata (Doubleday) • Eupithecia icterata Villers • Eupithecia indigata (Hübner) • Eupithecia insigniata (Hübner) • Eupithecia intricata (Zetterstedt) • Eupithecia inturbata (Hübner) • Eupithecia irriguata (Hübner) • Eupithecia lariceata (Freyer) • Eupithecia linariata (Denis & Schiffermüller) • Eupithecia millefoliata Rössler • Eupithecia nanata (Hübner) • Eupithecia phoeniceata (Rambur) • Eupithecia pimpinellata (Hübner) • Eupithecia plumbeolata (Haworth) • Eupithecia pulchellata Stephens • Eupithecia pusillata (Denis & Schiffermüller) • Eupithecia pygmaeata (Hübner) • Eupithecia satyrata (Hübner) • Eupithecia simpliciata (Haworth) • Eupithecia subfuscata (Haworth) • Eupithecia subumbrata (Denis & Schiffermüller) • Eupithecia succenturiata (Linnaeus) • Eupithecia tantillaria Boisduval • Eupithecia tenuiata (Hübner) • Eupithecia tripunctaria Herrich-Schäffer • Eupithecia trisignaria Herrich-Schäffer • Eupithecia valerianata (Hübner) • Eupithecia venosata (Fabricius) • Eupithecia virgaureata Doubleday • Eupithecia vulgata (Haworth)

• Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (Haworth)

• Pasiphila chloerata Mabille • Pasiphila debiliata (Hübner) • Pasiphila rectangulata (Linnaeus)

Cite this publication as: ‘Watson, L., and Dallwitz, M.J. 2003 onwards. British insects: Pug moths (Lepidoptera-Geometridae). Version: 29th December 2011.’.

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