Geometridae: Larentiinae

1856 (ABH70.163) Larch Pug Eupithecia lariciata, (Freyer, 1841)

KR08595

Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 10-12mm.
Foodplant(s): European Larch (Larix decidua)
Flying: One generation, May-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Larch plantations.

Regional Information

Recorded in 3 (1.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2012

Recorded date range (Adult): 17 June to 18 August

Similar Species
Pauper Pug / Fletcher's Pug Eupithecia egenaria
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
White-spotted Pug Eupithecia tripunctaria


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