Geometridae: Larentiinae

1844 (ABH70.171) Ochreous Pug Eupithecia indigata, (Hübner, [1813])

KR08565

Hevingham Park, Norfolk
Hevingham Park, Norfolk
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Hevingham Park, Norfolk
 Photo © Martin Lovell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards


General Information

This species has a distinctive resting posture.

 

Pupates in needles on or below the ground.

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

Forewing length: 8-10mm.
Foodplant(s): Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris)
Flying: One generation, April-May
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Established pine forest and pine plantations.

Regional Information

Recorded in 12 (4.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in May 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 08 May to 31 July



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Glossy
Colours:
Brown, red
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2