Geometridae: Larentiinae

1816 (ABH70.150) Toadflax Pug Eupithecia linariata, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR08483

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Toadflax Pug
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

This species is smaller and usually more brightly-coloured than the similar Foxglove Pug.

 

Pupates in leaf litter or loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 9-11mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Toadflax (Linaria vulgaris)
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Open grassy areas.

Regional Information

Recorded in 27 (10%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 27 May to 31 August

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Foxglove Pug Eupithecia pulchellata


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Colours:
Yellow, green, red, brown, purple
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2