Geometridae: Larentiinae

1814 (ABH70.153) Lead-coloured Pug Eupithecia plumbeolata, (Haworth, 1809)

KR08479

 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

Pupates in leaf litter on loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: 9-10mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Cow-wheat (Melampyrum pratense)
Flying: One generation, late May-late June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Nationally Scarce B

Habitat

Open woodland and meadows.

Regional Information

Recorded in 2 (0.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 1981

Recorded date range (Adult): 25 May to 09 July

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Seghill, Northumberland
 Photo © Ian Fisher
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 Photo © Barry Dickerson
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Female, Carmarthenshire, ID confirmed by dissection
Female, Carmarthenshire, ID confirmed by dissection
 Photo © Martin Lovell
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Collage Valley, Northumberland
Collage Valley, Northumberland
 Photo © Ian Fisher
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Nationally Scarce B

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