The juniper pug or juniper looper (Eupithecia pusillata) is a moth of the family Geometridae. The species was first described by Michael Denis and Ignaz Schiffermüller in 1775. It is found throughout the Palearctic and Nearctic regions and the Near East.
Subspecies E. p. interruptofasciata is sometimes treated as a valid species Eupithecia interruptofasciata.
In the Old World the larva feeds on Juniperus (juniper) and also on some other conifers in the cypress family such as Chamaecyparis and Thuja. In the New World there is a greater range of recorded food plants including apple, clover, raspberry, redcurrant, strawberry, sunflower and willow as well as juniper. The species overwinters as an egg.
- Eupithecia pusillata pusillata
- Eupithecia pusillata interruptofasciata Packard, 1873 (eastern United States and Canada)
- Eupithecia pusillata kashmirica Mironov & Ratzel, 2008 (Pakistan)
- Eupithecia pusillata scoriata Staudinger, 1857
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- Mironov, V. G.; Galsworthy, A. C. & Ratzel, U. (2008). "A survey of the Eupithecia fauna (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) of the Western Himalayas: Part 2". Transactions of the Lepidopterological Society of Japan. 59 (2): 117-143.
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- Skinner, Bernard (1984). The Colour Identification Guide to Moths of the British Isles.
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- Kimber, Ian. "70.158 BF1854 Juniper Pug Eupithecia pusillata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)". UKMoths. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
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