Geometridae: Larentiinae

1819 (ABH70.184) Mottled Pug Eupithecia exiguata, (Hübner, [1813])

KR08491

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Hemingford Grey, May 2005
Hemingford Grey, May 2005
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey, May 2005
Hemingford Grey, May 2005
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 11-12mm.
Foodplant(s): hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), Dogwood (Cornus sanguinea)
Flying: One generation, May-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, hedgerows, heath, fens and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 101 (37.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 24 January to 08 September

Similar Species
ex. Larva, Monk's Wood
ex. Larva, Monk's Wood
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata


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