Geometridae: Larentiinae

1833 (ABH70.180) Bleached Pug Eupithecia expallidata, Doubleday, 1856

KR08530

Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 12-13mm.
Foodplant(s): Goldenrod (flowers) (Solidago virguarea)
Flying: One generation, late June-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Nationally Scarce B

Habitat

Woodland rides and clearings.

Regional Information

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

Last recorded in July 2016

Recorded date range (Adult): 12 July to 30 August


Nationally Scarce B

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Green, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2