Geometridae: Larentiinae

1817 (ABH70.151) Foxglove Pug Eupithecia pulchellata, Stephens, 1831

KR08484

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Hemingford Grey, May 2005
Hemingford Grey, May 2005
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingofrd Grey. 22nd June 2009. Light trap. Female.
Hemingofrd Grey. 22nd June 2009. Light trap. Female.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 10-12mm.
Foodplant(s): Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
Flying: One generation, May-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Sheltered woodland, moorland and urban sites.

Regional Information

Recorded in 31 (11.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 23 April to 08 September

Similar Species
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Toadflax Pug Eupithecia linariata


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