Geometridae: Larentiinae

1832 (ABH70.182) Currant Pug Eupithecia assimilata, Doubleday, 1856

KR08531

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Currant Pug
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey, 2010
Hemingford Grey, 2010
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 9-12mm.
Foodplant(s): Wild Hop (Humulus lupulus var. lupulus), Black Currant (Ribes nigrum), Red Currant (Ribes rubrum)
Flying: Two generations, May-July and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland edges, gardens and fens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 48 (17.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 22 April to 06 October

Similar Species
Triple-spotted Pug Eupithecia trisignaria
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Wormwood Pug Eupithecia absinthiata
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
White-spotted Pug Eupithecia tripunctaria


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, grey, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2