Geometridae: Larentiinae

1840 (ABH70.189) Shaded Pug Eupithecia subumbrata, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR08546

Colonsay, Argyll
Colonsay, Argyll
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Colonsay, Argyll
 Photo © Ian Fisher
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 10-12mm.
Foodplant(s): hawk's-beards (Crepis spp.), ragworts (Senecio spp.), Field Scabious (Knautia arvensis), St John's-worts (Hypericum spp.), Wild Marjoram (Origanum vulgare), Spanish Catchfly (Silene otites), Flixweed (Descurainia sophia), herbaceous plants
Flying: One generation, June-early July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Damp grassy places and saltmarshes.

Regional Information

Recorded in 18 (6.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2016

Recorded date range (Adult): 29 May to 29 July

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Grey Pug Eupithecia subfuscata
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Bordered Pug Eupithecia succenturiata

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, green
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2