Geometridae: Larentiinae

1831 (ABH70.179) Ling Pug Eupithecia absinthiata f. goossensiata, Mabille, 1869

KR08528

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Ling Pug
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 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 but in small numbers only.

Forewing length: 11-13mm.
Foodplant(s): Mugwort (Artemesia vulgaris), Yarrow (Achillia millefolium), ragworts (Senecio spp.), wormwoods (Artemesia spp.), Sea Wormwood (Seriphidium maritima), Sea Aster (Aster tripolium), Michaelmas-daisy (Aster amellus), Goldenrod (Solidago virguarea), Canadian Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Heathland and moorland.

Regional Information

This species has been recorded in Huntingdonshire, but without locational data.

Last recorded in


Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Purple, brown, white
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2