Geometridae: Larentiinae

1811 (ABH70.147) Slender Pug Eupithecia tenuiata, (Hübner, [1813])

KR08475

Seghill, Northumberland
Seghill, Northumberland
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Seghill, Northumberland
 Photo © Ian Fisher
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

This is one of the smaller 'Pugs'.

 

Pupates in leaf litter.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 8-10mm.
Foodplant(s): Goat Willow (Salix caprea), Grey Willow (Salix cinerea), Eared Willow (Salix aurita)
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland edges, meadows and marshes.

Regional Information

Recorded in 49 (18.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 27 May to 18 August

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Small Dusty Wave Idaea seriata
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Maple Pug Eupithecia inturbata
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Haworth's Pug Eupithecia haworthiata
Lead-coloured Pug Eupithecia plumbeolata


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Green, white, black, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2