Geometridae: Larentiinae

1853 (ABH70.157) Oak-tree Pug Eupithecia dodoneata, Guenée, [1858]

KR08579

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


General Information

Pupates in a crevice or in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 8-11mm.
Foodplant(s): hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur)
Flying: One generation, April-early June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Deciduous woodland and hedgerows.

Regional Information

Recorded in 49 (18.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in May 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 02 April to 13 August

Similar Species
ex. Larva, Monk's Wood
ex. Larva, Monk's Wood
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata
Seghill, Northumberland
Seghill, Northumberland
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Juniper Pug Eupithecia pusillata
Ridsdale, Northumberland
Ridsdale, Northumberland
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Dwarf Pug Eupithecia tantillaria


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