Geometridae: Larentiinae

1841 (ABH70.186) Yarrow Pug Eupithecia millefoliata, Rössler, 1866

KR08551

Earith
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 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

Pupates in leaf litter.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 12-13mm.
Foodplant(s): Yarrow (Achillia millefolium)
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident, Possible Immigrant
National status: Nationally Scarce B

Habitat

Coastal grassland, roadside verges and scrubby grassland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 18 (6.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2016

Recorded date range (Adult): 14 June to 24 August

Similar Species
Pauper Pug / Fletcher's Pug Eupithecia egenaria
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Grey Pug Eupithecia subfuscata
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Plain Pug Eupithecia simpliciata

Nationally Scarce B

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