Northern Spinach Eulithis populata
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Geometridae » Larentiinae
25- 32 mm.
The most likely confusion species is Chevron E. testata, which see for differences. Larva feeds on Bilberry, over-wintering as an egg.This species shows a range of colour forms, with generally darker specimens further north.
There is one generation, with the moths flying in July and August.
Common on moorland, heathland and woodland, generally on high ground, in south-western and northern England, Wales and Scotland. It inhabits peat moorland and grassland, and the larvae feed on bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus).