Geometridae: Larentiinae

1846 (ABH70.168) Narrow-winged Pug Eupithecia nanata, (Hübner, [1813])

KR08570

Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Storrington, West Sussex, 5th June 2018. Light trap..
Storrington, West Sussex, 5th June 2018. Light trap..
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 24th May 2017. MV trap.
Hemingford Grey, 24th May 2017. MV trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This is one of the earlier Pugs to emerge in the spring.

 

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: 9-12mm.
Foodplant(s): Heather (Calluna vulgaris)
Flying: One generation, late April-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Heathland and moorland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 10 (3.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 12 May to 21 August

Similar Species
Ross of Mull
Ross of Mull
 Photo © Brian Stone
Satyr Pug Eupithecia satyrata
Scarce Pug Eupithecia extensaria


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