Geometridae: Larentiinae

1854 (ABH70.158) Juniper Pug Eupithecia pusillata, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR08583

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


General Information

Pupates amongst needles on the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: 9-11mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Juniper (Juniperus communis)
Flying: One generation, July-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Moorland, grassland, gardens and parkland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 6 (2.2%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2004

Recorded date range (Adult): 20 June to 11 August

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Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Oak-tree Pug Eupithecia dodoneata


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, brown, white, red, yellow, purple
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2