Geometridae: Larentiinae

1835 (ABH70.160) White-spotted Pug Eupithecia tripunctaria, Herrich-Schäffer, 1852

KR08535

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Shillow Hill, Bury
Shillow Hill, Bury
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

Pupates in leaf litter or loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.

Forewing length: 10-12mm.
Foodplant(s): Elder (Sambucus nigra), Wild Angelica (Angelica sylvestris), Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvetris), Common Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium), Wild Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa), Wild Carrot (Daucus carota)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Damp areas and woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 79 (29.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 09 April to 23 September

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Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
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 Photo © Barry Dickerson
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Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Golden-rod Pug Eupithecia virgaureata
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Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Larch Pug Eupithecia lariciata

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