Geometridae: Larentiinae

1849 (ABH70.169) Ash Pug / Angle-barred Pug  Eupithecia fraxinata, Crewe, 1863

KR08575

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Ash Pug / Angle-barred Pug
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

The nominate form of this species is known as the Angle-barred Pug. There are two other forms; rustica (the Ash Pug) and tamariscata (Tamarisk Pug). There are differing opinions as to whether Ash Pug is a separate species (in Europe it is listed separately). There is also a view that Angle-barred Pug does not occur in this country and that they are all forms of Ash Pug.

 

Pupates in a crevice, in leaf litter or in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.

Forewing length: 10-12mm
Foodplant(s): Ash (Fraxinus excelsior), Sea-buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides), Tamarisk (Tamarix gallica), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), Elder (Sambucus nigra)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, hedgerows, parks and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 30 (11.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 02 May to 31 August



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