Geometridae: Larentiinae

1842 (ABH70.166) Plain Pug Eupithecia simpliciata, (Haworth, 1809)

KR08553

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Seghill, Northumberland
Seghill, Northumberland
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 11-13mm.
Foodplant(s): goosefoots (Chenopodium spp.), oraches (Atriplex spp.)
Flying: One generation, mid June-early August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Saltmarshes and other tidal or coastal habitats.

Regional Information

Recorded in 35 (13%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 27 June to 23 August

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Yarrow Pug Eupithecia millefoliata

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