Eupithecia ornata (Hulst)
Alberta, British Columbia
Damage, symptoms and biologyEupithecia ornata is a relatively uncommon innocuous solitary defoliator.
Mature larva to 20 mm long. Head, brown unmarked. Body, elongate, green with striking yellow margined middorsal red stripe. Posterior abdominal prolegs red.
This species overwinters in the pupal stage. Adults emerge June to July, larvae are present July to September, and pupation occurs August to September.
Life cycle (West of the Rockies)
Canadian Forest Service Publications
Diet and feeding behaviour
: Feeds on the leaves of plants.
- Free-living defoliator: Feeds on and moves about freely on foliage.