Geometridae: Larentiinae

1827 (ABH70.176) Freyer's Pug Eupithecia intricata, (Zetterstedt, 1839)

KR08519

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Freyer's Pug
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Storrington, West Sussex, 29th May 2017. MV trap.
Storrington, West Sussex, 29th May 2017. MV trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates on the food plant.

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

Forewing length: 12mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Juniper (Juniperus communis), cypresses (Cypressus spp.), introduced coniferous trees
Flying: One generation, May-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Conifer plantations, parks and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 55 (20.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 14 April to 14 August

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata


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