Geometridae: Larentiinae

1852 (ABH70.156) Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata, Stephens, 1831

KR08578

ex. Larva, Monk's Wood
ex. Larva, Monk's Wood
 Photo © Peter Bissell
ex. Larva, Monk's Wood
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
ex. Larva, Monk's Wood
ex. Larva, Monk's Wood
 Photo © Peter Bissell
ex. Larva, Monk's Wood
ex. Larva, Monk's Wood
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Whitelye Common
Whitelye Common
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye Moor, Monmouthshire, April 2009
Whitelye Moor, Monmouthshire, April 2009
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monk's Wood, on Blackthorn
Monk's Wood, on Blackthorn
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Monk's Wood, on Blackthorn
Monk's Wood, on Blackthorn
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Monk's Wood, on Blackthorn
Monk's Wood, on Blackthorn
 Photo © Peter Bissell
ex. Larva, Monk's Wood
ex. Larva, Monk's Wood
 Photo © Peter Bissell


General Information

Pupates in a crevice, in leaf litter or in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 10-12mm.
Foodplant(s): Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur), Sessile Oak (Quercus petraea), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), Turkey Oak (Quercus laevis)
Flying: One generation, March-early May
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Oak woodland, heathland with oak scrub.

Regional Information

Recorded in 78 (28.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in April 2017

Recorded date range (Adult): 12 March to 10 November

Similar Species
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Mottled Pug Eupithecia exiguata
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Oak-tree Pug Eupithecia dodoneata


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2